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Federica Porcelli ; Valter Santilli ; Luca Padua ;Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia 2016, 20 3

Autor: Daniele Coraci

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Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia ISSN: 1413-3555 rbfisio@ufscar.br Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e PósGraduação em Fisioterapia Brasil Coraci, Daniele; Porcelli, Federica; Santilli, Valter; Padua, Luca Reply to “Stimulus electrodiagnosis and motor and functional evaluations during ulnar nerve recovery” Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, vol.
20, núm.
3, mayo-junio, 2016, pp.
285-287 Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia São Carlos, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=235046376012 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative letter to the editor Reply to “Stimulus electrodiagnosis and motor and functional evaluations during ulnar nerve recovery” Daniele Coraci1,2, Federica Porcelli1, Valter Santilli1,3, Luca Padua2,4 Dear Editor, We have read with great attention the paper by Fernandes and colleagues about electrodiagnosis as a monitoring tool in ulnar nerve recovery after surgical treatment of nerve lesion1.
The study is very interesting and aims to demonstrate that, among the electrodiagnostic parameters, Chronaxie may be the one that best detects the evolution of neuromuscular responses in ulnar nerve recovery.
The authors enrolled ten patients who underwent surgical intervention of neurorrhaphy and found a significant reduction in Chronaxie values and a negative significant correlation between Chronaxie and motor function, assessed with the Rosén and Lundborg motor domain score.
Given that ulnar nerve lesions are quite common, the importance of the paper is twofold.
First, it highlights in the introduction the value of valid diagnostic tools that can correctly evaluate the ulnar nerve lesion, thus allowing physical therapists to plan the best ...





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