Phalen Test

Phalen Test is used for Carpal tunnel syndrome
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 Phalen Test

What is Phalen Test?

  • Phalen Test is used for Carpal tunnel syndrome

How it's Performed?

  • With the hands pointed up, the patient’s wrist is allowed to flex by gravity in palmar flexion for 2 minutes maximum

What does a positive Phalen Test mean?

  • Positive if patient reports paresthesias in median nerve distribution

Sensitivity & Specificity

  • Sensitivity: 66 %
  • Specificity: 88 %


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