Electrodiagnostic techniques in the pre-surgical assessment of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

Carter T, Jordan R, Cummins C
Record ID 32001000998
Authors' objectives:

To address the value of electrodiagnostic studies as a prognostic tool for predicting outcome of surgery in patients with a clear clinical diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

Authors' recomendations: Despite the limited quality of the evidence, in cases of clear-cut clinical CTS, electrodiagnosis is not warranted either as a diagnostic test, where clinical symptoms are well defined, or as a predictive indicator. It may still be useful in cases where the clinical diagnosis is not clear.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2000
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England
MeSH Terms
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Organisation Name: West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Collaboration
Contact Address: Elaena Donald-Lopez, West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Collaboration, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT Tel: +44 121 414 7450; Fax: +44 121 414 7878
Contact Name: louise.a.taylor@bham.ac.uk
Contact Email: louise.a.taylor@bham.ac.uk
Copyright: University of Birmingham
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