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Title: Motor terminal latency index in carpal tunnel syndrome
Authors: Kabiraj, M.M.
Al Rajeh, S.
Al Tahan, A.R.
Abdulijabbar, M.
Al Bunyan, M.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: We determined the motor terminal latency index [MTLI] of the median nerve across the carpal tunnel in 41 upper extremities of 31 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Changes in motor nerve conduction velocity [MNCV], motor terminal latency [MTL], sensory action potential and the amplitude of the compound muscle action potential recorded from the abductor pollicis brevis muscle were all suggestive of proximal and distal segment involvement of the nerve across the carpal tunnel. There was no correlation between forearm MNCV and MTL [r = 0.40], although MTLI was correlated with MTL [r = 0.67] but not with MNCV, indicating a disproportionate conduction across the carpal tunnel
Description: 262-267
Keywords: Case-Control Studies
Electromyography
Median Nerve
Motor Skills
Neural Conduction
Reaction Time
Sensation
Severity of Illness Index
Subject: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118703
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0502/EMHJ_1999_5_2_262_267.pdf
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