Hand elevation test for assessment of carpal tunnel syndrome

R Amirfeyz, C Gozzard, IJ Leslie

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Abstract

The Hand Elevation test is a new provocative test for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. We have investigated the sensitivity and specificity of this test in 48 patients with a clinical diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome and compared it to Tinel's and Phalen's tests. The Hand Elevation test was found to be 88% sensitive and 98% specific. This test is a simple, reproducible provocative test which is easily employed in conjunction with other known tests to assist in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Translated title of the contributionHand elevation test for assessment of carpal tunnel syndrome
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361 - 364
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery: British and European Volume
Volume30(4)
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

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