Accurate clinical assessment of the costoclavicular syndrome may be difficult especially since the standard clinical tests may be confusing. The photoelectric plethysmogram greatly improves diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making, and provides an excellent outcome measure of treatment. A description of this syndrome with an illustrative case history is presented. The utility of the plethysmogram is demonstrated as an objective outcome measure of chiropractic manipulative therapy in this case.
Author keywords: costoclavicular syndrome. photoelectric plethysmography, chiropractic manipulation
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