Method Of Exam
|Author: A. Chandrasekhar, MD
||Consultant: M. Kelly, MD, M. Massa, MD
and M. Merchut, MD
Inspect and palpate the palmar and dorsal surface of hands.
- Note the color of palmar and dorsal surface of hand.
- Observe the thenar, hypothenar eminence and the interphalangeal space . Note the bulk of the related muscles.
- Compare both sides.
- Pinch the skin in dorsum of hand to assess the thickness.
- Feel the hands for moisture and temperature and texture.