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Reverse Phalens Test

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Other Names

  • Reverse Phalens Test
  • Reverse Phalen's Maneuver

Purpose

Reverse Phalen’s Test
Demonstration of the Reverse Phalen's Maneuver
  • Evaluate the Carpal Tunnel as a cause of the patients hand and wrist pain

Description

  • The patient is seated or standing
  • Patient places palms together
  • Wrist extension 90°
    • Stretches median nerve within carpal tunnel
  • Positive test
    • Reproduction of numbness, tingling, or pain in lateral 3.5 fingers

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 13 April 2022 11:37:49
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Last edited:
22 May 2023 13:51:43
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