Orthopedics Book



Flick Test

Aka: Flick Test
  1. Indications
    1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Evaluation
  2. Technique
    1. Examiner asks what patient does at worst hand symptoms
  3. Interpretation: Positive test suggests Median Neuropathy
    1. Patient moves hand like shaking down a Thermometer
  4. Efficacy
    1. Test Sensitivity: 93%
    2. Test Specificity: 96%
  5. References
    1. D'Arcy (2000) JAMA 283(23): 3110-7

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