Tinel sign


Tinel sign
a tingling sensation in the distal end of a limb when percussion is made over the site of a divided nerve. It indicates a partial lesion or the beginning regeneration of the nerve. Called also DTP s., formication s., and distal tingling on percussion.

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  • Sign, Tinel's — An examination test that is used by doctors to detect an irritated nerve. Tinel s sign is performed by lightly banging (percussing) over the nerve to elicit a sensation of tingling or pins and needles in the distribution of the nerve. For example …   Medical dictionary

  • Sign — Any abnormality that indicates a disease process, such as a change in appearance, sensation, or function, that is observed by a physician when evaluating a patient. * * * 1. Any abnormality indicative of disease, discoverable on examination of… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Tinel's symptom —    see Tinel Hoffmann sign …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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