Hand & Wrist Exam
 

Phalen's Test

 
 
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Overview

    • Test For

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

    • Ask the patient to forcibly flex their wrists into a reverse prayer sign for 30-60 seconds.
    • Abnormal If

    • Symptoms are reproduced, such as burning, tingling or numbness.
 
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