ENMG PROFILE OF PATIENTS WITH HAND PAIN COMPLAINTS
Keywords:Hand Pain, CTS, Polyneuropathy, ENMG
Introduction: Hand pain is a complaint that often found in daily practice. Electroneuromyography (ENMG) examination has pivotal role neuromuscular disorders in hand pain. This study aims to determine ENMG profile of patients with hand pain complaints also its characteristics. Methods: This research is a descriptive observational study. Data were obtained by interviewing technique conducted in neurology polyclinic General Hospital of Dr. Saiful Anwar Malang (RSSA), comprises patient characteristic and their ENMG summaries. There were a total of 58 patients with hand complaint that fulfilled inclusion criteria. ENMG was conducted to all research subjects.
Results: For 10 months (April 2017 – December 2017) there were 58 patients complained of hand pain, comprised 50 new patients (86%) and 8 old patients (13%). A total of 41 subjects (71%) were women and 17 subjects (29%) were men with complaints of unilateral hand 44 (76%) and bilateral 14 (24%) subjects. The major age group was 45-55 years (70%). The average occupation that experienced by patients was housewife (63%). Patients came with paresthesia as their most complaints (60%) with positive Tinnel sign found in 62% of patients and hypertension 34% and DM 24% as comorbids. ENMG was conducted to all patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) 44 patients (75%), polyneuropathy 6 patients (10%), de Quervain 6 patients (10%) as results.
Conclusion: The most ENMG results of patients with hand pain complaints is carpal tunnel syndrome.
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