Tinel sign


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Related to Tinel sign: carpal tunnel, Phalen maneuver, McMurray test

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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A second report, by researchers at the University of Limburg in the Netherlands, shows Tinel sign and 11 other diagnostic screening tests failed to reliably identify carpal tunnel syndrome when measured against a positive nerve conduction test.
In addition, tactile sensation, pain and temperature senses, cortical sensations using static and dynamic two-point discrimination tests, presence of thenar atrophy, Tinel sign and Phalen test, hand dexterity, grip strength, functionality of the hand and health-related quality of life were evaluated.