The role of wrist anthropometric measurement in idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome

Lim, P.G.; Tan, S.; Ahmad, T.S. (2008) The role of wrist anthropometric measurement in idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome. Journal of Hand Surgery British & European Volume, 33 (5). pp. 645-647. ISSN 1753-1934

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    Abstract

    Anthropometric wrist measurement ratios were examined for an association with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Wrist measurements were recorded in 67 patients with CTS and in a matched control group of 67 healthy volunteers. The Wrist Ratio (WR) (wrist anterior to posterior dimension/wrist medial–lateral dimension) and the Wrist Palm Ratio (wrist anterior to posterior dimension/palm length) were calculated for each case. We found that a WR of ≥0.70 and a Wrist Palm Ratio of >0.342 were significantly associated with idiopathic CTS.

    Item Type: Article
    Creators:
    1. Lim, P.G.
    2. Tan, S.
    3. Ahmad, T.S.
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Hand Surgery British & European Volume
    Additional Information: Orthopaedic Surgery Department, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Idiopathic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Wrist Ratio, Wrist Palm Ratio
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Nor Izzati Ab Razak
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 11:55
    Last Modified: 25 Jan 2012 11:55
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2500

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