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Tinel's sign

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Pressure over nerve trunk that has been damaged or is regenerating following trauma causes a sensation of tingling and pain in its distribution up to the site of regeneration.

Description

Pressure over nerve trunk that has been damaged or is regenerating following trauma causes a sensation of tingling and pain in its distribution up to the site of regeneration.

See also Hoffmann's sign, under Paul Hoffmann, German physiologist, 1884-1962.

Bibliography

  • J. Tinel:
    Le signe du fourmillement dans les lésions des nerfs périphériques.
    La Presse Médicale, Paris, October 1915, 23 (47): 388-389.
  • J. Tinel:
    Nerve Wounds. London: Baillière, Tindall & Cox, 1917.
  • J. Tinel:
    The "tingling" sign in peripheral nerve lesions. Translated by EB Kaplan).
    In: M. Spinner, editor: Injuries to the Major Branches of Peripheral Nerves of the Forearm. 2nd edition: 8-13. Philadelphia : WD Saunders Co. 1978.

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