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Cascade Sign

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Other Names

  • Cascade Sign

Purpose

  • Assess fingers for rotational deformity following trauma

Description

Illustration of the Cascade sign
  • Patient is seated, elbow flexed and forearm supinated
  • Ask the patient to "make a fist" which includes flexion of digits 2-4
  • Digits should come together over the hypothenar muscles and scaphoid bone
  • Positive test:
    • Fingers overlap or are askew

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 20 August 2019 23:40:55
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Last edited:
25 March 2023 07:36:06
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