Tinel Test at the Wrist (Carpal Tunnel)

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Tinel Test at the Wrist (Carpal Tunnel)

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Used to assess for neuropathy or median nerve compression

In the hand, the wrist is passively extended, and a tapping force is applied directly over the flexor retinaculum

Test is considered to be positive if pain or paresthesias are reproduced within the median nerve distribution

May be used in other areas of the body as wellSee Tinel Test at the Elbow

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