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Tinel's sign

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noun Ti·nel's sign \ti-ˈnelz-\

Medical Definition of Tinel's sign

  1. :  a tingling sensation felt in the distal portion of a limb upon percussion of the skin over a regenerating nerve in the limb



Biographical Note for tinel's sign

Tinel

\tē-nel\,

Jules

(1879–1952), French neurologist. In 1916 Tinel published a study of the effect of gunshot wounds on nerves. The work included a discussion of Tinel's sign.


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