Effect of different wrist positions on median nerve cross-sectional area at proximal carpal tunnel

Ping Yeap Loh, Hiroki Nakashima, Satoshi Muraki

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Abstract

Musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by repeated, awkward wrist postures during daily work. The objective of this study was to identify the changes of median nerve cross-sectional area at different wrist angles. Twelve right-handed males participated in this study. Ultrasound examinationwas performed on the right wrist.Atotal of seven angles were examined, namely, wrist neutral (0◦), wrist extension 15◦, 30◦, 45◦ and wrist flexion 15◦, 30◦, 45◦. The results showed that the reduction of median nerve cross-sectional area was significant when wrist neutral changed to wrist extension and wrist flexion (p<0.001). Our findings showed that the reduction of median nerve cross-sectional area was greater at wrist extension 45◦ and wrist flexion 45◦ than at wrist neutral and other wrist extension and flexion angles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBridging Research and Good Practices towards Patient Welfare - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on HealthCare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety, HEPS 2014
EditorsYuh-Chuan Shih, Sheau-Farn Max Liang
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages149-154
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138027169
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Event4th International Conference on HealthCare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety, HEPS 2014 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 26 2014

Publication series

NameBridging Research and Good Practices towards Patient Welfare - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on HealthCare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety, HEPS 2014

Other

Other4th International Conference on HealthCare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety, HEPS 2014
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period6/23/146/26/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Informatics
  • Biomedical Engineering

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