Learn how to diagnose CTS with ultrasound, get tips, learn tricks and establish the relation between clinical symptoms and electrodiagnostic findings.
After completion of the course you are able to scan the median nerve in the area relevant for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome – from middle forearm to the palm of the hand. You can diagnose an idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome by means of ultrasound, nerve conduction studies and clinical symptoms.
4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
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Online course with videos, audios and animated slides for active engagement.
The median nerve and its topography from distal forearm to the final branches.
Symptoms that fit the diagnosis of a carpal tunnel syndrome and symptoms that do not. Are you aware that clinical diagnosis is the gold standard for compression neuropathies? Therefore it is relevant to know them well.
Often the first instrumental diagnostic procedure applied and as it seems presenting with slightly better test characteristics. Get to know the principles behind the changes found in nerve conduction studies of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and read reports brought to you with this background knowledge.
After a short introduction into choice of probe and image optimization we are ready to explore the distal course of the median nerve including its small branches. Get tips and tricks for scanning and diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome.
Five cases prepared for you that cover the diagnostic constellations you can be confronted with. Get involved based on the knowledge you acquired in the previous chapters and understand how to reach the diagnosis in real life.