Saturday, March 21, 2009

Finding a trigger point in abdomen!!!

Finding a abdominal trigger point is a hall mark in diagnosing a chronic pelvic pain (CPP). The test that is done to find a abdominal trigger point is called Carnett's sign.

Carnett's sign: (see the picture )
The examiner places his or her finger on the tender area of the patient's abdomen and asks the patient to raise both legs off the table. An increase in the patient's pain during this maneuver is considered a positive test.

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