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Neuromuscular Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Recommendations

If available, neuromuscular ultrasound measurement of median nerve crosssectional area at the wrist may be offered as an accurate diagnostic test for CTS. (Strong (A))
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If available, neuromuscular ultrasound should be considered to screen for structural abnormalities at the wrist in those with CTS. (Moderate (B))
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Recommendation Grading

Overview

Title

Neuromuscular Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

March 20, 2012

Document Type

Guideline

External Publication Status

Published

Country of Publication

US

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Radiology services

Scope

Assessment and screening, Diagnosis

Keywords

ultrasound, carpal Tunnel Syndrome