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Table 11 Wrist/Hand: Study Characteristics

From: The accuracy of diagnostic ultrasound imaging for musculoskeletal soft tissue pathology of the extremities: a comprehensive review of the literature

Study Target Condition Number of studies (Systematic Review) Subjects Mean Age (years) Mean time from injury to ultrasound Ultrasound transducer frequency (MHz) Ultrasound reviewers
  Systematic Review       
Cartwright et al., 2012 [81] CTS 45 1450 N/S N/S N/S RAD and Non-RAD
Descatha et al., 2012 [82] CTS 13 456 N/S N/S 3.0 to 13 RAD and Non-RAD
Roll et al., 2011 [83] CTS 23 890 48 N/S 5.0 to 18 RAD and Non-RAD
Beekman et al., 2003 [80] CTS 7 268 N/S N/S 7.0 to 10 RAD and Non-RAD
  Diagnostic Study       
Deniz et al., 2012 [84] CTS - 54 46 N/S 10 RAD
Kim et al., 2012 [85] CTS - 135 53 N/S N/S N/S
Moghtaderi et al., 2012 [86] CTS - 79 43 N/S 10 to 13 RAD
Ooi et al., 2014 [87] CTS - 51 55 N/S 5.0 to 17 Non-RAD
Tajika et al., 2013 [88] CTS - 79 58.6 N/S 6.0 to 14 Non-RAD
Chuter et al., 2009 [90] Ligament Injury - 127 40 N/S N/S N/S
Dao et al., 2004 [91] Ligament Injury - 32 29 N/S 5.0 to 10 RAD
Finlay et al., 2004 [92] Ligament Injury - 26 34 N/S 9.0 to 13 RAD
Hergan et al., 1995 [93] Ligament Injury - 17 N/S N/S N/S N/S
Melville et al., 2013 [96] Ligament Injury - 26 40 33 days 10 to 17 RAD
Taljanovic et al., 2008 [98] Ligament Injury - 16 36.4 <12 months 9.0 to 12 RAD
Choi et al., 2011 [89] DQ - 13 52.4 19 months 5.0 to 17 RAD
Kwon et al., 2010 [95] DQ - 40 51 7.5 months 12 to 15 RAD
Kuwano et al., 2009 [94] Ganglion - 183 N/S N/S 8.5 N/S
Osterwalder et al., 1997 [97] Ganglion - 83 N/S N/S 7.5 RAD
- Guyons canal - - - - - -
- WS - - - - - -
- Rugby/jersey finger - - - - - -
- Trigger Finger - - - - - -
- IS - - - - - -
- T (O) - - - - - -
  1. N/S not stated; RAD Radiologist; DQ de Quervains; IS intersection syndrome; T (O) tendinopathy (other); CTS carpal tunnel syndrome; WS Wartenberg syndrome