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Hand & Wrist Exam
Hand & Wrist Exam

Phalen's Test

May 9th, 2019


  • 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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