Previous research indicated that a wrist-squareness ratio (thickness/width) greater than. 7 is likely to indicate a median nerve sensory latency greater than 3.7 ms, usually a predictor of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
In this study, wrist thicknesses and widths were measured and wrist-squareness ratios were calculated for a sample of 417 railroad maintenance workers.
Electrodiagnostic testing, in accordance with American Academy of Electrodiagnostics Medicine guidelines, was performed on both motor and sensory fibers of the median nerve to evaluate subjects for the presence of median nerve impairment typical of CTS.
Results of this study indicate that wrist squareness is not a useful predictor of median nerve impairment typical of CTS in the railroad maintenance workers tested.
Mots-clés Pascal : Canal carpien syndrome, Prédiction, Poignet, Biométrie corporelle, Anthropométrie, Exposition professionnelle, Chemin de fer, Maintenance, Homme, Nerf médian, Médecine travail, Compression, Système nerveux pathologie, Nerf périphérique pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carpal tunnel syndrome, Prediction, Wrist, Corporal biometry, Anthropometry, Occupational exposure, Railway, Maintenance, Human, Median nerve, Occupational medicine, Compression, Nervous system diseases, Peripheral nerve disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Cote : 95-0541036
Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 01/03/1996.