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Olson's test

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Diagnosis by infiltration of local anaesthetic at Olson's point.

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Diagnosis by infiltration of local anaesthetic at Olson's point.
 

Bibliography

Ian A. Olson:
The origin of the lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm and its anaesthesia for modified brachial plexus block. Journal of Anatomy, London, 1969, 105 (2): 381-382.

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