The authors of a recent paper on electrodiagnostics and sonography suggest that carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common peripheral focal mononeuropathy. Demyelination of the median nerve at the wrist is the early underlying pathology, and ultrasonography can help differentiate carpal tunnel syndrome from radiculopathy and brachial plexus irritation. This paper briefly reviews sonographic and electrodiagnostic findings, including the role of electromyography of abductor pollicis brevis.
The full paper is available at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136085921830175X
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