Finkelstein's test: a descriptive error that can produce a false positive

B G Elliott
Journal of Hand Surgery: Journal of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand 1992, 17 (4): 481-2
Over the last three decades an error in performing Finkelstein's test has crept into the English literature in both text books and journals. This error can produce a false-positive, and if relied upon, a wrong diagnosis can be made, leading to inappropriate surgery.

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