Modification of Phalen's wrist-flexion test

Marcel F. Meek, A. Lee Dellon

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Phalen's test, with more than 100° of elbow flexion, is not always comfortable for patients with elbow pathology. Therefore, we suggest a modification of the test with the patient having both arms resting on a pillow or arm-holders in a relaxed position, the hands floating at the end, and the examiner passively flexing (or reversed: extending) the hands up to 90°.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-157
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Methods
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 15 2008


  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Phalen
  • Wrist-flexion test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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