The aim of our study was to determine the incidence of operative treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome in Denmark and to see whether there was a consensus about the place of preoperative electromyography and nerve conduction studies.
A questionnaire was mailed to all surgical departments (n=70) and all registered private surgical practices (n=214) in Denmark.
The incidence of operation was about 0.61 per 1,000 population.
Most surgeons used preoperative electromyograms and nerve conduction studies in less than 50% of cases.
The use of preoperative testing was related to the surgical speciality.
Mots-clés Pascal : Canal carpien syndrome, Exploration, Préopératoire, Electromyographie, Conduction nerveuse, Homme, Epidémiologie, Questionnaire, Incidence, Chirurgie, Traitement, Compression, Système nerveux pathologie, Nerf périphérique pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Electrodiagnostic
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carpal tunnel syndrome, Exploration, Preoperative, Electromyography, Nerve conduction, Human, Epidemiology, Questionnaire, Incidence, Surgery, Treatment, Compression, Nervous system diseases, Peripheral nerve disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Electrodiagnosis
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Code Inist : 002B25J03. Création : 14/05/1998.