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Durkins Test

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Other Names

  • Durkan's Test
  • Durkin's Test
  • Median Nerve Compression Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Compression Test

Purpose

  • Apply compression to Median Nerve to evaluate as etiology patients symptoms

Description

  • Patient is seated or standing
  • Apply sufficient pressure over the carpal tunnel to cause skin blanching (≥30 sec)
  • Positive test:
  • Recreation of pain or paresthesias

Pathology


Evidence

  • Sensitivity: 87% [1]
  • Specificity: 95%

See Also


References

  1. GONZÁLEZ DEL PINO, J., DELGADO-MARTÍNEZ, A. D., GONZÁLEZ GONZÁLEZ, I., & LOVIC, A. (1997). Value of the Carpal Compression Test in the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Journal of Hand Surgery, 22(1), 38–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0266-7681(97)80012-5
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John Kiel on 16 July 2019 19:31:49
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