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Do Electrodiagnostic Variables Correlate with Functional Outcomes in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Author(s): Donald Kasitinon, Thiru M. Annaswamy, Alexandru Anastase, Tong Zhu, Hai-Yan Li and Samuel M. BiernerDonald Kasitinon, Thiru M. Annaswamy, Alexandru Anastase, Tong Zhu, Hai-Yan Li and Samuel M. Bierner
Background: The most common entrapment neuropathy seen in electrodiagnostic (EDX) laboratories is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The diagnostic value of EDX with regard to CTS is well-established, but EDX’s predictive value is unclear. To date, only one study has attempted to establish a relationship between EDX findings and a patient’s clinical status pre- and post-treatment, and there was no significant relationship found. Objective: To establish a relationship between EDX variables and clinical severity assessment with Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) scores at a single point in time and over a period of time. Methods: The study was a prospective single group cohort. 41 patients referred to an EDX clinic with suspected diagnoses of CTS were enrolled. Patients underwent EDX studies an.. View More»