More severe cold intolerance is associated with worse sensory function after peripheral nerve repair or decompression


CESİM Ö. B., ÖKSÜZ Ç.

JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-EUROPEAN VOLUME, vol.45, no.3, pp.231-236, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1753193419881081
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-EUROPEAN VOLUME
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.231-236
  • Keywords: Peripheral nerve injuries, nerve compression, sensory function, cold hypersensitivity, NATURAL-HISTORY, HAND, SENSITIVITY, INJURY
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of the study is to investigate the correlation between cold intolerance and sensory function after repair of nerve transection or decompression of peripheral neuropathy in the upper extremity. We included patients with abnormal cold sensitivity who had a score of 30 or more in the Cold Intolerance Symptom Severity Questionnaire. There were 30 individuals after surgery to repair nerve transection and 30 with compression neuropathy, aged between 18-65 years. We used the Cold Intolerance Symptom Severity Questionnaire to evaluate cold intolerance and the Rosen Score to evaluate sensory function. There was a significant negative correlation between cold intolerance and sensory function in both peripheral nerve transections and compression neuropathies. We conclude that greater cold intolerance is associated with worse sensory function in peripheral nerve injuries. Interventions for sensory function in cold intolerance treatment may reduce the severity of cold intolerance.