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Durkan’s test - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Provocative Tests - Sindrom de tunel carpian

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Published on Feb 21, 2017

Durkan’s test is a provocative maneuver used in diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome, considered a positive test result when the patient accuse tingling and numbness in the fingers or hand pain.
Durkan’s test description:
Performed by pressing thumb over the carpal tunnel and holding pressure for 30 seconds.
The maneuver increases the pressure upon the median nerve (major peripheral nerve of the upper limb).
If the symptoms as numbness, tingling and pain, exacerbates, conveys a positive test result and suggests carpal tunnel syndrome.In this case, additional investigations should be performed (electromyography, ecography, etc)
The proper knowledge and usage of the clinical hand tests helps both the GP (General Practitioner) and the physician in establishing the right diagnosis and sending the patient a hand specialist.
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Testul Durkan se efectueaza in suspiciunea de sindrom de tunel carpian, adica daca pacientul acuza furnicaturi si amorteli in degetele mainii sau durere la mana.

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