The Comparision of the Motor Nerve Conduction Velocity in the left and right Upper Limbs in normal right handed subjects 269-270
Dr. Harinder Jot Singh, Department of Physiology, Punjab Institute
of medical sciences, Jalandhar
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The nerve conduction velocity depends upon age, temperature, nerve diameter and myelination. The nerve conduction velocity was performed on 50 normal right handed subjects with a matched number of males and females by using a Neuroplus EMG/ NCV Electrophysiology machine at the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar. Subjects with compression neuropathy, numbness or any nerve injury were excluded from study. The motor nerve conduction velocity was performed on the left and right hands in the median nerve and in the ulnar nerves and the data was analysed statistically. The motor nerve conduction velocity was greater in the right limb as compared to the left limb both in the median nerve and the ulnar nerve although the difference was not statistically significant. However, the latency of the median nerve of the right upper limb was less than that of the left upper limb with a significant difference.