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Tinel’s Sign at the Wrist

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Overview

    • 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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