Phalen Test is used for Carpal tunnel syndrome
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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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