Current perception threshold screening for carpal tunnel syndrome

Jefferson J. Katims, Ashok S. Patil, Marc Rendell, Peter Rouvelas, Barry Sadler, Stephen A. Weseley, Margit L. Bleecker

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Screening for the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), which is associated with excess ergonomic stresses of the wrist and hand, is a major concern in occupational medicine. CTS questionnaires, physical examinations, and quantitative sensory function determination through neuroselective current perception threshold (CPT) measurements were obtained from the median digital nerves of 16 assembly line workers who were symptomatic with hand pain. Median nerve evaluations by CPT detected sensory abnormalities in 75% of the workers, and abnormalities in 50% of the workers were detected by clinical evaluations (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Environmental Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Katims, J. J., Patil, A. S., Rendell, M., Rouvelas, P., Sadler, B., Weseley, S. A., & Bleecker, M. L. (1991). Current perception threshold screening for carpal tunnel syndrome. Archives of Environmental Health, 46(4), 207-212.