." Most chiropractors should be able to understand these instructions in the diagnostic pursuit of hand and wrist disorders. But what's with all the names? Well, one might remember that they are eponyms, defined as "terms in medicine, named after people, places, or things."' />
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Dynamic Chiropractic – November 1, 2021, Vol. 39, Issue 11

Clinical Eponyms: It's Time to Test Your Knowledge

By John Hanks, DC
The following statement could have come from a textbook: "To diagnose De Quervain's tenosynovitis, use Finkelstein's test, not Eichhoff's test. For differential diagnosis, also perform Phalen's maneuver and look for Tinel's sign." Most chiropractors should be able to understand these instructions in the diagnostic pursuit of hand and wrist disorders. But what's with all the names? Well, one might remember that they are eponyms, defined as "terms in medicine, named after people, places, or things." 

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