Orthopedics Book



Carpal Compression Test

Aka: Carpal Compression Test
  1. Indications
    1. Carpal Tunnel Evaluation
  2. Efficacy in Carpal Tunnel Diagnosis
    1. Test Sensitivity: 90%
    2. Test Specificity: 90%
  3. Technique
    1. Examiner presses thumbs over Carpal Tunnel
    2. Hold pressure for 30 seconds
  4. Interpretation: Positive Test Suggests Median Neuropathy
    1. Test reproduces symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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