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Crossed Finger Test

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  • Crossed Finger Test


Crossed finger test. The left hand is positive as the patient is unable to completely cross over the middle finger. The right hand shows a normal/ negative test[1]
  • Evaluate the Ulnar Nerve as a cause of the patients symptoms


  • Examiner asks the patient to cross the middle finger over the index finger
  • Compare to the uninvolved sign
  • Positive test
    • Inability to cross the fingers



  • Unknown

See Also


  1. Goldman, Sarah B., et al. "A review of clinical tests and signs for the assessment of ulnar neuropathy." Journal of hand Therapy 22.3 (2009): 209-220.
Created by:
John Kiel on 27 April 2023 10:09:28
Last edited:
27 April 2023 10:13:29