Finkelstein's test

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With the thumb flexed across the palm of the hand, ask the patient to move the wrist into flexion and ulnar deviation.

This stresses the tendons of abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis and reproduces the pain of de Quervain's tenosynovitis.

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Last reviewed 03/2020

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