Tinel sign


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Ti·nel sign

(tē-nel'),
a sensation of tingling, or of "pins and needles," felt at the lesion site or more distally along the course of a nerve when the latter is percussed; indicates a partial lesion or early regeneration in the nerve.

Ti·nel sign

(tē-nel' sīn)
Distally radiating pain or paresthesia caused by tapping over the site of a superficial nerve, indicating inflammation or irritation of the nerve.

Tinel,

Jules, French neurologist, 1879-1952.
Tinel sign - a sensation of tingling felt in the distal extremity of a limb with percussion over the site of an injured nerve, indicating a partial lesion or early regeneration in the nerve. Synonym(s): Tinel test
Tinel suture
Tinel test - Synonym(s): Tinel sign

Ti·nel sign

(tē-nel' sīn)
Sensation of tingling, or of "pins and needles," felt at lesion site or more distally along course of a nerve when percussed; indicates partial lesion or early regeneration in nerve.
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Provocative testing in neurogenic TOS is unreliable, but the 90-degree shoulder abduction and external rotation test and a Tinel sign over the supraclavicular brachial plexus seem to have the best predictive value.
On examination, he had hyperesthesia in the sensory dermatomes of both median nerves, a positive Tinel sign in the wrists, and a mild decrease in thumb abduction bilaterally.
The Boston researchers gave study participants a variety of diagnostic tests, including one called Tinel sign, in which physicians drop a small reflex hammer five times on the wrist and record whether the patient feels pain in at least one finger innervated by the median nerve.