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Table 5 Quantitative analysis of CSA of median nerve, wrist/forearm ratio and mean stiffness (elasticity) between controls (n = 40, 40 wrists)

From: Diagnostic value of median nerve shear wave ultrasound elastography in diagnosis and differentiation of carpal tunnel syndrome severity

Variable CSA (mm2) Wrist/forearm ratio Mean stiffness (kPa)
Gender
Male (n = 16) 6.3 ± 2.83 1.4 ± 0.52 45.91 ± 16.29
Female (n = 24) 5.7 ± 2.51 1.2 ± 0.61 18.84 ± 13.67
P value 0.048 0.587 0.01
Age group
< 55 (n = 29) 6.9 ± 1.74 0.9 ± 0.85 29.37 ± 24.43
≥ 55 (n = 11) 7.3 ± 1.69 1.2 ± 0.81 31.74 ± 25.71
P value 0.067 0.453 0.251
BMI
< 25 (n = 24) 5.6 ± 1.93 1.6 ± 0.39 30.96 ± 21.75
≥ 25 (n = 16) 6.4 ± 2.58 1.5 ± 0.48 37.21 ± 22.93
P value 0.597 0.711 0.443