Phalen maneuver


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Phalen maneuver

(fā'lĕn),
maneuver in which the wrist is maintained in volar flexion; paresthesia occurring in the distribution of the median nerve within 60 seconds may indicate carpal tunnel syndrome.

Pha·len ma·neu·ver

(fā'lĕn mă-nū'vĕr)
Procedure in which the wrist is maintained in volar flexion; paresthesia occurring in the distribution of the median nerve within 60 seconds may be indicative of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Synonym(s): Phalen test.

Phalen,

George S., U.S. orthopedist, 1911–.
Phalen maneuver - a maneuver done to check for carpal tunnel abnormality. Synonym(s): Phalen sign; Phalen test
Phalen position
Phalen sign - Synonym(s): Phalen maneuver
Phalen test - Synonym(s): Phalen maneuver