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Upper Limb Neuro

Tinel's Sign

February 15th, 2021


  • Test For

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve compression)
  • How to Perform

  • Percuss over the flexor retinaculum.
  • Abnormal If

  • Paraesthesia / reproduction of the patient's symptoms.
  • Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Mechanical - repeated movements, sustained positions
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Amyloidosis
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Multiple myeloma
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