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Wartenberg's sign

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Neurological sign

Description

A sign noting the position of abduction assumed by the little finger. In ulnar paralysis the little finger is in a position of abduction.

Wartenberg is also associated with 4 other signs. These will be entered later.

Bibliography

  • R. Wartenberg:
    Studies in reflexes. History, physiology, synthesis and nomenclature.
    Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, Chicago, 1944, 51: 113-133, 414.
    Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, Chicago, 1944, 52: 340-358, 359-382.
    Also published in book form, Chicago, 1945.

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