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Special Tests for the Wrist

TestDetects, +ve sign
Tinnel Test Tap inner wrist Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Positive = Pins and needles in the middles, index finger and thumb
Finklestein Thumb inside fist, tilt Tenosynovitis of the thumb Positive = pain over wrist
Brunel Litler Test Bend pip, flex pip and bend If bend at PIP is possible when flexed but not when straight it is a muscle issue, if still not possible it is a nerve issue
Phalens Reverse prayer Carpel tunnel Positive = Pain/tingling middle, index finger and thumb
Pinch Test Dectects interossus nerve issue Positive = cannot make ok sign must put pad to pad
Allen’s test Detects occlusion of the arteries Positive = hand doesn’t return to normal colour within 5 seconds
Created by: Joro