Pressure-controlled palpation: a new technique which increases the reliability of manual palpation.

@article{Bendtsen1995PressurecontrolledPA,
  title={Pressure-controlled palpation: a new technique which increases the reliability of manual palpation.},
  author={Lars Bendtsen and Roy A. Jensen and Noelle K Jensen and Jes Olesen},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  year={1995},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={205-10}
}
The objective of the present study was to investigate whether the reliability of tenderness evaluation can be increased by using a new technique called "pressure-controlled palpation" (pcp). The technique has been made possible by a newly invented piece of equipment called a palpometer, with which a pressure-sensitive plastic film attached to the index finger records the pressure exerted. In 15 patients with chronic tension-type headache and in 15 healthy volunteers, 2 investigators studied… CONTINUE READING

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