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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Our report shows that schwannoma of the posterior tibial nerve could present as tarsal tunnel syndrome, and a positive Tinel sign may be the only positive clinical sign to guide the clinician.
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.
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.
He had a mild Tinel sign with radiation to the second and third finger and also mild thenar atrophy.