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EVALUATION OF CLINICAL TESTS IN DIAGNOSIS OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MODIFIED DURAN'S TEST REGARDING SPECIFICITY AND SENSITIVITY

Author: A.W.AL-MUKHTAR
Journal: Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية ISSN: 16833589 / ONLINE 2409501X Year: 2004 Volume: 10 Issue: 1 Pages: 78-86
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

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A prospective study on 110 symptomatic patients (150 hands) with CTS. All were analyzed depending on history, clinical examination, EMG and NCS and 118 asymptomatic persons (150 hands) as control group. Five currently used clinical provocative tests were applied on both groups: original Duran's test, Phalen's test, reversed Phalen's test, tinels test and arm tourniquent test, in addition to our modification of Duran's test which was compared with the previous tests, regarding sensitivity, specificity and accuracy. It was concluded that modified Duran's test was the most sensitive (94.7%), specific (94.7%) and accurate (94.7) in relation to other provocative tests. The positivity rate of modified Duran's test in cases less than 1 month history of symptoms was 80% which is higher than the other tests. Modified Duran's test has the shortest reaction time (mean time 10.5seconds) as compared with other clinical tests apart from Tinel's test.

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Femoral Varus Derotation Osteotomy in Management of Perthes’ Disease

Authors: M.J Kareem --- A.W Al-Mukhtar
Journal: Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية ISSN: 16833589 / ONLINE 2409501X Year: 2003 Volume: 9 Issue: 1 Pages: 60-70
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

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This is a prospective study done on 27 hips in 25 patients presented with Perthes’ disease between December 1999 and August 2002. Fourteen hips were treated operatively by mean of upper femoral osteotomy (group A), and the other remaining 13 hips were treated conservatively by mean of Scottish Rite abduction brace (group B). All hips were classified preoperatively as Catterall group III and IV, furthermore, two or more “head at risk signs” were seen in all hips with particular emphasis placed on lateral uncovering of the femoral head. Of the 25 patients, 20 (80%) were boys and 5 (20%) were girls, the left side was affected in 18 hips (66.7%), while the right side was involved in 9 hips (33.3%), two patients had bilateral involvement and were encountered in group A. The average time between onset of symptoms and time of treatment for group A and groups B was 9 months and 8.5 months respectively, while the mean duration of follow up was 2.2 years and 1.8 years respectively. It was concluded that group A showed better results than B regarding hip pain (100% vs 15.4%), hip motion (85.7% vs 7.6%), gait (28.5% vs 7.6%), limb-length discrepancies (93.6% vs 30.7%) and centre-edge angle (100% vs 15.4%). Femoral varus derotation osteotomy was found to be the treatment of choice for containment of Perthes’ disease with Catterall group III and IV. Both age and sex at the time of the treatment, influences the final outcome, however, longer period of follow-up may allow better final evaluation

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