Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
January 2017 Vol. 6(2), pp. 034-037
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The electrophysiological analysis of carpal tunnel syndrome in a single center from Saudi Arabia

Omar Ayoub

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Building 10, second floor, department of medicine, King Abdulaziz University Hospital. P.O.Box 80215. Jeddah 21589

E-mail: dr_ayoub_o@yahoo.com; Phone Number: +966541171145

Accepted 07 February, 2017 

Abstract

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is very common disease of the peripheral nervous system that is seen frequently in all electrophysiological laboratories across the world. It occurs with almost the same incidence across all populations. If left untreated, it can lead to functional impairment of the hand function. We looked at all patients presented to our clinic in a period of 6 months. Then, all cases of carpal tunnel syndrome were collected. All different variables were looked at and severity of the disease was evaluated and reported. 40 (57%) of all patients had the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. 35% of the patients had severe form of CTS. The majority of our cohort was female and almost 60% of the group was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM). Carpal tunnel syndrome is common. The distribution of severity was variable across the three categories and most of our patients had DM on top on CTS diagnosis.

Keywords: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Electrophysiologic studies, Diabetes


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