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    Default Tinel Sign

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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Tinel's sign is a way to detect irritated nerves. It is performed by lightly tapping (percussing) over the nerve to elicit a sensation of tingling or "pins and needles" in the distribution of the nerve.

    From the Exam

    "Tinel's sign is negative at the bilateral wrists"

    Can this count as a bullet as Examination of sensation (eg, by touch, pin, vibration, proprioception) in Neurolgoical section 97 guidelines?

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    Yes, we can.
    Jagadish, CCS-P, CPC

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    Apr 2007


    Thank for your response.

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