Assesses for carpal tunnel syndrome

Performing the Test

  1. Percuss the patient's wrist at the radioulnar articulation where anatomic carpal tunnel is located
  2. Positive test: Reproduction of symptoms in median nerve distribution
  3. Sensitivity: 60%, Specificity: 67%
  4. LR+ =1.8, LR- = 0.6


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