Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
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In Reply: As Dr Cosgrove notes, persons with
bilateral symptoms were diagnosed with clinically certain CTS if the diagnosis
was made in 1 or both hands. Similarly, the diagnosis of median neuropathy
was made if the nerve conduction testing result was abnormal in 1 or both
hands. The diagnosis of clinically and electrophysiologically confirmed CTS
required clinically certain CTS and median neuropathy in the same hand. The
diagnosis of clinically certain CTS was not based entirely on the presence
or absence of physical findings; the history (ie, symptom characteristics)
was also important.
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