An overview of hand postures and aging on morphological changes of the median nerve

Ping Yeap Loh, Wen Liang Yeoh, Satoshi Muraki

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Abstract

Background: High-resolution ultrasound is being widely used in carpal tunnel examination to understand morphological and biomechanical characteristics of the median nerve and surrounding anatomy structures. Main body: Healthy young and elderly men were recruited. The median nerve at proximal wrist region was examined by ultrasound imaging technique. A total of seven wrist angle was examined. Generally, the median nerve cross-sectional area of the elderly group is significantly larger than the young group. Short conclusion: Wrist posture in greater flexion or extension caused a larger decrease in the median nerve cross-sectional area across both groups.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9
JournalJournal of physiological anthropology
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 8 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Physiology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Anthropology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Physiology (medical)

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