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Ann Clin Neurophysiol > Volume 5(2); 2003 > Article
Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2003; 5(2): 177-180.
Temporal Relationship between Symptomatic and ElectrophysiologicalImprovement to Postoperative Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients:Preliminary study
Yeong-Chae Ko, Yeong-Bae Lee, Yoon-Bong Kim, Chan-Jong Yoo, Won-Chul Shin, Hyeon-Mi Park, Kyung-Sik Ha, and Dong-Jin Shin
Copyright © 2003 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
ABSTRACT
Background and Objectives: A nerve conduction study (NCS) has been known as a useful method to evaluate thetherapeutic effect of operation in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). To evaluate the temporal relationship between symptomaticand electrophysiological improvement, we compared the preoperative symptoms and electrophysiological resultswith postoperative those.
Methods: We analyzed the NCS changes before and after minimal release of carpal tunnel in 26 patients (34 hands)with CTS. The time of postoperative symptomatic changes, postoperative electrophysiological changes and temporalrelationship between symptomatic and electrophysiological changes were evaluated.
Results: The mean age was 49
Key words: carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve conduction study, temporal relationship
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