Evaluation of the kinesthetic sense and function of the hand in early period in operated cervical disc hernia

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Kara B., Yildirim Y., Karadybak D., Acar U.

EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, vol.15, no.6, pp.992-997, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00586-005-0888-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.992-997
  • Keywords: cervical hernia operation, kinesthetic sense, yask performance, hand, LOW-BACK-PAIN, NECK PAIN, POSITION SENSE, FOLLOW-UP, DISEASE, DISABILITY, SHOULDER, SPINE, MYELOMENINGOCELE, PROPRIOCEPTION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


A prospective study made into cervical disc hernias. To determine the kinesthetic sense and hand functions, which are important for the patients with cervical disc hernia to return to work life and daily activities that need skill. Neurosurgical department. Data Symptoms in cervical disc hernias and hand functions are affected depending on long-term pain. The evaluation of the hand is essential in assessing the patients' overall recovery and ability to return to daily activities and work life. Thirty-four patients with cervical disc hernia, who were operated on, were included in the study. Eight different test positions in the assessment of the hand's kinesthetic sense and hand function sort (HFS) in the evaluation of the hand function were applied. The disability levels of the patients were determined with The Neck Pain and Disability Scale, on the preoperative and postoperative discharge day and in the postoperative second month. Patients were divided into groups according to the side involved. In the evaluation of the kinesthetic test of the hand, only in the postoperative second month was a significant difference observed between the 1, 2, 3, and 4 test positions of the right side of the groups. On the other hand, no significant difference was found between the groups in the assessment of the hand function. In the measurement of hand functions and disability levels, strong and important correlations were determined. An early assessment of the hand's kinesthetic sense and function is instrumental in the patients' evaluation of recovery and resumption of work.