Durkan Test or carpal compression test is used to test for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
- The examiner apply a direct compression to the median nerve (to the wrist) for 30 seconds with the his thumbs or an atomizer bulb attached to a manometer
Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome usually have symptoms of numbness, pain, or paresthesia in the median nerve distribution.
- Sensitivity: 87 %
- Specificity: 90 %
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