Finkelstein test


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Finkelstein test

(fink'ĕl-stīn),
test to detect de Quervain tenosynovitis in which the thumb is flexed into the palm and is covered by the remaining four digits; the wrist is then bent toward the ulna; positive result of test produces pain and crepitus along the path of the involved tendon.

Fin·kel·stein test

(fing'kĕl-shtīn test)
Assay to detect de Quervain tenosynovitis in which the thumb is flexed into the palm and is covered by the remaining four digits; the wrist is then bent toward the ulna; positive result of test produces pain and crepitus along the path of the involved tendon.

Finkelstein test

(fing′kĕl-stīn″)
[H. Finkelstein, U.S. Surgeon, 1865–1939]
A test to assist in the diagnosis of de Quervain disease. The patient tucks the thumb in a closed fist, and the examiner deviates the fist ulnarly. Pain indicates a positive result.

Finkelstein,

Harry, U.S. surgeon, 1865-1939.
Finkelstein maneuver
Finkelstein test - test indicative of de Quervain tenosynovitis.
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