Introduction: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) was effectively treated by lots of conservative management that includes splints, exercise, different types of heat modality like ultrasonic therapy (UST), etc. This is our humble attempt to explore and find out electrophysiological improvement pattern after treatment with UST in CTS. This analytical study was conducted at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR), Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER), SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, from January 15, 2012 to July 15, 2013.

Materials and methods: After getting Institutional Ethical Committee clearance, patients with symptoms of nerve compression at wrist were included in the study group according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. Ultrasound treatment was administered 15 minutes per session for 15 days to the palmar carpal tunnel area at a frequency of 1 MHz and intensity of 1.0 W/cm2, pulsed mode, with a transducer of 5 cm2 Professor and Head Department of Sports Medicine, Military Hospital, Khadakwasla NDA, Pune, Maharashtra, India 2-4 2 . The patients were examined after intervals of 2, 4, and 8 weeks postintervention.

Results: The results of our study suggest that there was marked improvement in all the clinical parameters. The same significant improvement was also found in electrophysiological parameter.

Conclusion: Ultrasonic therapy is one of the effective modalities of treatment for CTS.

Keywords: Carpal tunnel syndrome, Ultrasonic therapy, NCS.

How to cite this article: Kataruka M, Pramanik R, Das P, Haldar R. Electrophysiological Improvement Pattern in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by Ultrasonic Therapy. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2017;28(3):106-109.

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