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Medical Dictionary

Tinel's sign

noun Ti·nel's sign \ti-ˈnelz-\

Medical Definition of TINEL'S SIGN

:  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

Ti·nel \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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