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What is hoffman test?

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What is a Hoffmann test?
Posted Sun, 10 Feb 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
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The Hoffmann sign is used by examiners assessing patients with symptoms of myelopathy (spinal cord compression when the tip of the index finger, ring finger, and/or thumb suddenly flex in response.
The Hoffmann’s sign shows a positive upper motor neuron lesion (UMNL). The upper part means is that there is damage to the spinal cord and/or brain.

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