Table 1

Clinical data of the neuralgia and painful osteoarthritis patients.

Neuralgia

Painful osteoarthritis


N

26

20


Sex (women/men)

12/14

10/10


Age (years; mean±SD)

50.9±11.7

56.6±10.2


Affected side (left/right)

16/10

6/14


Cause and site of nerve lesion


Carpal tunnel syndrome (median)

10

-


Traumatic, wrist (median)

6

-


Cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar)

2

-


Traumatic, elbow (ulnar)

6

-


Traumatic, wrist (ulnar)

2

-


CMAP of the lesioned nerve (expressed as a percentage of the CMAP of the contralateral homologous nerve)

75.8±33.1

-


Duration of pain (months; mean±SD)

39.3±44.8

35.6±42.9


Pain intensity during previous week


Mean (NRS; mean±SD)

4.8±1.8

5.0±1.5


Maximal (NRS; mean±SD)

6.0±2.2

7.4±1.6


Current pain intensity (NRS; mean±SD)

4.7±2.1

3.9±2.0


Number of patients with


Hypesthesia

13 (50%)

0 (0%)


Dysesthesia

17 (65.4%)

0 (0%)


Mechanical allodynia

5 (19.2%)

0 (0%)


Muscle paresis

10 (38.5%)

0 (0%)


CMAP = compound muscle action potential; NRS = numeric rating scale; SD = standard deviation

Schwenkreis et al. BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:73   doi:10.1186/1471-2202-11-73

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