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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2001;25(1):79-84.
Effect of Local Cooling on the Electrodiagostic Parameters in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Park, Sung Hee , Shin, Yong Il , Seo, Jeong Hwan , Kim, Yun Hee
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School.
병변부 온도 저하에 따른 수근관 증후군 환자의 전기진단검사 소견의 변화
박성희, 신용일, 서정환, 김연희
전북대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

To evaluate the effect of local cooling on the parameters of electrodiagnostic study of the patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Twenty subjects with carpal tunnel syndrome and fifteen normal subjects were enrolled. The latency and conduction velocity of median motor and sensory nerves at wrist and elbow were measured with the different skin temperature at 32oC as a baseline, and at 20oC after cooling of mid-palm area by cold water immersion.

The distal motor and sensory onset latencies were prolonged, and the sensory nerve conduction velocity was decreased after local cooling in both the patients and normal control group (p<0.01). The differences of distal motor and sensory onset latencies, and sensory nerve conduction velocity between before and after local cooling were statistically significant in patients group (p<0.01) compared with control group.

These results showed that the patients with carpal tunnel syndrome reacts differently to temperature changes compared with normal control in electrodiagnostic study.

Key Words: Carpal tunnel syndrome, Local cooling, Electrodiagnostic study


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