Practice parameter for electrodiagnostic studies in carpal tunnel syndrome: summary statement. American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Muscle Nerve. 1993 Dec;16(12):1390-1. doi: 10.1002/mus.880161219.


Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral mononeuropathy and often requires one or more therapies including surgery. The results of electrodiagnostic (EDX) studies have been found to be highly sensitive and specific for the diagnosis of CTS. This document defines the standards, guidelines, and options for EDX studies of CTS based on a critical review of the literature.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Electrodiagnosis / standards*
  • Humans
  • Neural Conduction