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Finkelstein's Test

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Finkelstein's Test, Finkelstein Test, Eichhoff's Test, Eichhoffs Test

  • Definition
  1. Passive Stretching of extensor thumb tendons
  • Indication
  1. Examiner braces wrist in ulnar deviation
  2. Examiner passively flexes thumb across palm
  • Technique
  • Eichhoff's Test
  1. Patient tucks thumb into palm within a closed fist
  2. Patient ulnar deviates the wrist
  • Interpretation
  1. Dorsal thumb pain suggests De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  2. Finkelstein's Test is preferred
    1. Eichhoff's Test is more likely to give a false positive result