Karakteristik Penderita Sindroma Terowongan Karpal (STK) di Poliklinik Instalasi Rehabilitasi Medik RS Dr. Kariadi Semarang 2006

Tamba, Lusan Maria T. and Pudjowidyanto, Handojo (2009) Karakteristik Penderita Sindroma Terowongan Karpal (STK) di Poliklinik Instalasi Rehabilitasi Medik RS Dr. Kariadi Semarang 2006. Media Medika Indonesiana, 43 (1). pp. 10-16. ISSN 0126-1762

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Abstract

The characteristics of carpal tunnel syndrome of patients in the medical rehabilitation (PMR) outpatient clinic Dr. Kariadi Hospital Semarang 2006 Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common clinical disorder in daily practice, especially in the PMR outpatient clinic Dr. Kariadi Hospital Semarang. However it seems there is no pattern of patient characteristic and medical rehabilitation programs applied for the CTS patients. The objective of this study was to explore patient characteristics and the medical rehabilitation programs. Methods: The study was an observational descriptive study. Data were collected from medical records of new patients diagnosed with CTS in PMR Department Dr. Kariadi Hospital Semarang in 2006. Results: There were 34 patients (4% of 838 new patients) diagnosed with CTS, 32 (94,1%) were female and 2 (5,9%) were male, 18 (53%) with unilateral CTS and 16 (47%) with bilateral CTS. Most of them were 41-50 (38,2%) and 51-60 years old (35,3%) and dominantly were house wife (61,8%). The most frequent clinical manifestations were numbness (97%), with positive Tinel’s sign (88,2%). Electrodiagnostic examination was done in 17 subjects (50%). The most frequent medical rehabilitation program is ultrasound therapy (76,5%), six times a week. Conclusion: CTS patients are predominantly women with positive Tinel sign, and therapy given is mostly ultrasound and ortotic prosthetic with splint.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:carpal tunnel syndrome, clinical manifestation, medical rehabilitation program
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions:UNDIP Journal > Media Medika Indonesia
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Medicine
ID Code:14055
Deposited By:Mr. Kedokteran Admin
Deposited On:11 Jun 2010 09:20
Last Modified:05 Aug 2010 22:30

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