In summary, EMG/NCV tests are only a piece of the CTS puzzle. For an experienced RSI diagnostic physician, symptoms and history can often be sufficient to properly diagnose true CTS.
23) Q. Who were the other expert panel members?
A. (in existence from 1995-2000)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ADVISORY PANEL ON RSI
Jonathan Bailin, Ph.D.–Sports Medicine & Ergonomics (Moderator)
Najmedin Meshkati, Ph.D.–Ergonomics
Sharon K Lee., O.T.R., C.H.T.–Director, The Hand Rehabilitation Center
Garry S. Brody, M.D.–Medical Director, USC Hand Rehabilitation Center
Stephen B. Schnall, M.D.–Chief of Hand Surgery USC Medical Center
Joan F. Wright, M.D.–Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery, RSIs
John Shen, M.D.–Physical Medicine/Diagnostics
Mary Hume-Neal, M.D.–Spinal Disorders/Surgery
Michael Patzakis, M.D.–Osteomyelitis and Joint Infections
Thomas Vangsness, Jr., M.D.–Disorders/Surgery of the Knees & Shoulders
Najmedin “Naj” Meshkati, Ph.D.–Ergonomics
Dr. Meshkati is Professor of Human Factors and Ergonomics, the Associate Executive Director for Professional Programs at the Institute of Safety and Systems Management, and teaches at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC. Dr. Meshkati is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE # 650) and is a member of the Review Panel for the National Research Council (NRC), which is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
Dr. Meshkati has consulted for such organizations as: Aerospace Corporation, ARCO, Aviotex Corporation, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Orange County Transit District, Perceptronics Inc., Pneumo Abex Corporation, Rockwell International, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International, United Parcel Service, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the US Navy. He is also in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Coordinated Research Program on Human Error Classification and Data Collection.
Sharon K Lee., O.T.R., C.H.T.–Director, The Hand Rehabilitation Center, USC University Hospital
Ms. Lee, is a registered occupational therapist and certified hand therapist with more than 10 years of hand rehabilitation experience. In 1991, she was among the first group of therapists to take and successfully complete the exam to become a