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Phalen’s Sign

Phalen’s test is used to diagnose Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. To perform this test, the patient is asked to hold her wrists in complete forced flexion with the dorsal surface of both hands pushing against each other for 30 seconds to one minute. A positive test is if this compression produces paraesthesias in the Median Nerve distribution of the hand, suggesting Median Nerve compression in the carpal tunnel.

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