Durkan Test

 Durkan Test

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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