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Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (1): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2015
... in general (Section 5.4) and upper limb entrapment syndromes (Section 15.4f). The first portion of this article reviews the evaluation of upper extremity nerve impairment and summarizes inclusion criteria and causation correlation for carpal tunnel syndrome, Guyon's canal syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome...
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Guides Newsletter (2000) 5 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2000
...James B. Talmage, MD Upper extremity entrapment neuropathies are chronic injuries to peripheral nerves, presumably from sustained pressure on the nerve in question. These conditions are controversial, and physicians disagree, unfortunately too often, about whether a neuropathy is present, what...
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Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (2): 11.
Published: 01 March 2015
...James B. Talmage, MD Part 1 of this series examined many of the rules in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment ( AMA Guides ), Sixth Edition, regarding rating nerve entrapment or focal neuropathies; the current article, part 2, examines how to read and match the findings...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (1): 7–11.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of motion loss, nerve injuries, entrapment disorders, and complex regional pain syndrome. This article is modified with permission from the authors of the same article published in the Fall 2021 issue of the AdMIRable Review Journal. © 2022 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved...
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Guides Newsletter (1999) 4 (3): 11–12.
Published: 01 May 1999
... © 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 1999 American Medical Association In Table 16, “Upper Extremity Impairments Due to Entrapment Neuropathy” (4th ed., 57), what do “mild,” “moderate,” and “severe” mean? These degrees of severity are not defined in the table...
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Guides Newsletter (2000) 5 (5): 10.
Published: 01 September 2000
...% and specificities of 95% to 97%. 2 The evaluating physician must be thoughtful both in the diagnosis and in the rating of entrapment disorders. References 1. D'Arcy , CA . Does this patient have carpal tunnel syndrome? JAMA . 2000 ; 283 : 3110 – 3116 . 2. Jablecki CK , Andary MT...
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Guides Newsletter (2000) 5 (5): 3–3, 10.
Published: 01 September 2000
... on examination. Patients present with dull, aching discomfort of the hand, forearm, or upper arm; paresthesias and tingling of the hand; subjective weakness or numbness; and, occasionally, autonomic changes. Nerve conduction velocity studies are highly accurate in documenting median nerve entrapment at the level...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (2): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2008
... focused history-taking, including information about activities of daily living and a functional assessment tool. The criteria for diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome have been updated for consistency with current standards and other chapters. Among other modifications, the approach to entrapment...
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Guides Newsletter (2014) 19 (3): 10–14.
Published: 01 May 2014
... at a frequency of approximately 2-5 Hz. Several manufacturers have created automated, hand-held units for performing nerve conduction studies, and neuromuscular ultrasound is noninvasive and painless, and ultrasound of nerve entrapment has identified nerve enlargement just proximal to the site of entrapment...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (6): 12–15.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Jay Blaisdell, MA; James B. Talmage, MD Like the diagnosis-based impairment (DBI) method and the range-of-motion (ROM) method for rating permanent impairment, the approach for rating compression or entrapment neuropathy in the upper extremity (eg, carpal tunnel syndrome [CTS]) is a separate...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (2): 3–5, 16.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the pathophysiologic basis for the symptoms observed clinically, the etiology of elevated pressure within the carpal canal is unknown.” 8 This concept of entrapment is important since the AAOS AUC suggests the use of the CTS-6 ( Table 1 ) as a clinical aid for diagnosing CTS. 8 – 10 Medical costs...
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Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (2): 12–14.
Published: 01 March 2015
...James B. Talmage, MD; Jeffrey Hazlewood, MD; J. Mark Melhorn, MD; Charles N. Brooks, MD © 2015 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2015 American Medical Association In the AMA Guides, Sixth Edition, upper limb entrapment neuropathies are rated using Section 15.4f...
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Table 16.: Upper Extremity Impairment Due to <span class="search-highlight">Entrapment</span> Neuropathy (4th ed., 57).
Published: 01 September 1999
Table 16. Upper Extremity Impairment Due to Entrapment Neuropathy (4th ed., 57). More
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (2): 3–5.
Published: 01 March 2017
... syndrome, type II (similar to the former concept of causalgia), also are rated in these sections. Nerve entrapments, which are not isolated traumatic events, are rated using the methodology in Section 15.4f, Entrapment Neuropathy. Type I complex regional pain syndrome is rated using Section 15.5, Complex...
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Figure 1: The diagnosis of CTS requires specific wrist/hand symptoms and objective de...
Published: 01 March 2000
Figure 1 The diagnosis of CTS requires specific wrist/hand symptoms and objective demonstration that symptoms are due to median nerve entrapment at the carpal tunnel. More
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Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (1): 12.
Published: 01 January 2015
... Guides ), Sixth Edition, has chosen to retain the use of static two-point discrimination for both acute single incident digital nerve injury and for upper extremity focal entrapment neuropathy. The authors clarify that the AMA Guides, Sixth Edition does not use two-point discrimination as a diagnostic...
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Guides Newsletter (2000) 5 (3): 5–6.
Published: 01 May 2000
... and identify questionable uses of electrodiagnosis, specifically for the evaluation of radiculopathy and focal neuropathy (eg, nerve entrapments), the two most common presentations. Some subtle abnormalities (eg, changes in motor unit recruitment pattern, changes in firing rate, or reduction in motor units...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (2): 9–12.
Published: 01 March 2018
... entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome). The AMA Guides, Sixth Edition, does not include a listing for quadrilateral space syndrome, and the author discusses the challenges of teasing out functional limitations when multiple diagnoses are present within the same limb. Evaluators should note...
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Guides Newsletter (2004) 9 (5): 6–12.
Published: 01 September 2004
... cord include electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies, and somatosensory evoked potentials. The primary uses of these tests are to evaluate radiculopathy, entrapment neuropathy, or other peripheral nerve study, and results must be presented completely, concisely, and in a standardized format...
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Guides Newsletter (2001) 6 (3): 1–5, 12.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., but are more significant than those in Chapter 17, The Lower Extremities. This article examines some of the most important revisions, notably the more rigorous standards for upper extremity evaluation, the requirement to compare motion findings to those of the contralateral extremity, entrapment neuropathies...