volume 27, issue 6, P795-799 2013
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2013.798854
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Wenchuan Zhang, Wenxiang Zhong, Min Yang, Jun Shi, Li Guowei, Qiufeng Ma

Abstract: Ultrasonography is capable of depicting these nerves morphological information, with respect to exact location, course, and extent. QST is suitable for early diagnosis of DPN, and abnormal QST is an indication of lower extremity nerve decompression for DPN. The joint use of QST and NCV testing helps surgeons to grasp the timing of surgery. High-resolution ultrasound, QST and NCV testing can also be used as an outcome index for surgical treatment.