Phalen sign

Phalen sign

Phalen's maneuver, Phalen's test Neurology Paresthesias over the median nerve evoked by maximum passive flexion of the wrist for 1 min, a finding in entrapment neuropathy. See Carpal tunnel syndrome.
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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
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Tinel's sign was present in 28 (45.2%) patients and Phalen sign in 26 (21.9%) patients.
The objective findings obtained during the neurological examinations of the patients with carpal tunnel syndrome include sensitivity in the direct compression on the carpal tunnel, positive Tinel's sign, positive Phalen sign, objective sensation disorder, abductor pollicis brevis weakness, thenar atrophy, severe pain and pharesthesia resulting from the tourniquet application on systolic tension arterial, sensitivity to diapason with a 256 vibration per second in two-points discrimination test [55].
Entry criteria required each study participant to have two of the following five clinical findings present: positive results on the Phalen sign, (9) positive results on Tinel sign, (10) pain the median nerve distribution, sleep disturbances results from hand symptoms, and numbness of paresthesias in the median nerve distribution.
Slightly to moderately useful tests for ruling in CTS include a decreased ability to perceive painful stimuli along the palmar aspect index finger when compared with the ipsilateral little finger (LR+=3.1), the Katz hand diagram with classic or probable patterns (LR+=2.4), weak thumb abduction (LR+=1.8), abnormal monofilament testing (LR+=1.5), and the Phalen sign (LR+=1.3).
The case involved a 19-year-old woman who presented with swelling over the volar wrist and had positive Tinel and Phalen signs. She received conservative treatment with etodolac, a nightly volar splint, cold compresses, and rest.