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What is hoffman test?

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Posted on Mon, 11 Feb 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: What is a Hoffmann test?
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 44 minutes later
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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