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IJMDC. 2017; 1(3): 121-125

Associations between hand anthropometric measurements, and degree of severity of carpal tunnel syndrome in Suez Canal area, Egypt

Authors: Shaimaa Mohammed Refaat Okasha, Mai Abdulrahim Abdullatif, Marwa Orabi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is considered as the most commonly reported peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome resulting from compression of the median nerve at the wrist level. Many studies have investigated the association between anthropometric characteristics and the degree of severity of the disease. Most literature supports a causal association between overweight and CTS; moreover, there is strong evidence that anatomical characteristics of the hand-wrist system may change the risk, and perhaps the severity of CTS. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between hand anthropometric measurements in patients with CTS and severity of the disease. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted among patients with CTS (n = 600). For this purpose, a brief questionnaire and physical examination were done; hand dominance also was recorded. Body and hand anthropometric measurements were performed and recorded followed by electrodiagnostic testing at the same visit. Results: Patients had significantly prolonged distal latency, prolonged peak latency, lower compound muscle action potential and sensory nerve action potential amplitudes, and slower sensory nerve conduction velocity. Patients had significantly higher wrist depth, higher wrist ratio (WR), shorter palm length, shorter hand length, and lower hand ratio. Correlations of WR and wrist depth were also found. Conclusion: Anthropometric characteristics of the wrist and hand are significantly correlated with CTS. These measurements could be used in certain occupations to screen for those individuals who have increased liability to develop CTS.

Keywords:
Carpal tunnel syndrome, hand anthropometric measurements, severity of CTS


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Associations between hand anthropometric measurements, and degree of severity of carpal tunnel syndrome in Suez Canal area, Egypt


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Shaimaa Mohammed Refaat Okasha
Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University Hospital, Ismailia, Egypt
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Mai Abdulrahim Abdullatif
Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University Hospital, Ismailia, Egypt
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Marwa Orabi
Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University Hospital, Ismailia, Egypt
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shaimaa mohamed refaat okasha. shaimaa mohamed refaat okasha, faculty of medicine Suez canal university, Ismailia Egypt.physical medicine, rheumatology, and rehabilitation department.; shaymaa_ramdan@med.suez.edu.eg

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 03 Jan 2018
Accepted 03 Jan 2018
Published in print 08 Mar 2018

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Okasha SMR, Abdullatif MA, Orabi M. Associations between hand anthropometric measurements, and degree of severity of carpal tunnel syndrome in Suez Canal area, Egypt. IJMDC. 2017; 1(3): 121-125. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.3


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Okasha SMR, Abdullatif MA, Orabi M. Associations between hand anthropometric measurements, and degree of severity of carpal tunnel syndrome in Suez Canal area, Egypt. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=287284 [Access: September 25, 2018]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.3


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Okasha SMR, Abdullatif MA, Orabi M. Associations between hand anthropometric measurements, and degree of severity of carpal tunnel syndrome in Suez Canal area, Egypt. IJMDC. 2017; 1(3): 121-125. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.3


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Okasha SMR, Abdullatif MA, Orabi M. Associations between hand anthropometric measurements, and degree of severity of carpal tunnel syndrome in Suez Canal area, Egypt. IJMDC. (2017), [cited September 25, 2018]; 1(3): 121-125. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.3


Harvard Style

Okasha, S. M. R., Abdullatif, M. A. & Orabi, M. (2017) Associations between hand anthropometric measurements, and degree of severity of carpal tunnel syndrome in Suez Canal area, Egypt. IJMDC, 1 (3), 121-125. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.3


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Okasha, Shaimaa Mohammed Refaat, Mai Abdulrahim Abdullatif, and Marwa Orabi. 2017. Associations between hand anthropometric measurements, and degree of severity of carpal tunnel syndrome in Suez Canal area, Egypt. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 1 (3), 121-125. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.3


Chicago Style

Okasha, Shaimaa Mohammed Refaat, Mai Abdulrahim Abdullatif, and Marwa Orabi. "Associations between hand anthropometric measurements, and degree of severity of carpal tunnel syndrome in Suez Canal area, Egypt." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 1 (2017), 121-125. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.3


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Okasha, Shaimaa Mohammed Refaat, Mai Abdulrahim Abdullatif, and Marwa Orabi. "Associations between hand anthropometric measurements, and degree of severity of carpal tunnel syndrome in Suez Canal area, Egypt." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 1.3 (2017), 121-125. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.3


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Okasha, S. M. R., Abdullatif, M. A. & Orabi, M. (2017) Associations between hand anthropometric measurements, and degree of severity of carpal tunnel syndrome in Suez Canal area, Egypt. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 1 (3), 121-125. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.1.3.3


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