CPR for diagnosing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  1. Shaking hands relieves symptoms
  2. Wrist-ratio greater than .67
  3. Symptom Severity Scale score > 1.9
  4. Decreased sensation in 1st digit
  5. Age > 45 years old

Greater or equal to 5 present: 90% probability

Greater or equal to 4 present: 70% probability

Greater or qual to 3 present: 62% probability

Wainner RS, Fritz JM, Irrgang JJ, et al. Developement of a Clinical Prediction Rule for the Diagnoses of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2005; 86:609-18.


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