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 contribution||Hand elevation test for assessment of carpal tunnel syndrome|
|Pages (from-to)||361 - 364|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Hand Surgery: British and European Volume|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2005|