Image from page 49 of “A manual of auscultation and percussion;” (1890)

Image from page 49 of “A manual of auscultation and percussion;” (1890)
Hand Wrist Pain
Identifier: manualofausc00flin
Title: A manual of auscultation and percussion;
Year: 1890 (1890s)
Authors: Flint, Austin, 1812-1886 Wilson, J. C. (James Cornelius), 1847-1934, ed
Subjects: Auscultation Percussion
Publisher: Philadelphia, Lea brothers & co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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should be applied to the chest, with pressure sufficientto condense the soft structures, and the blows are given Fig. 7.

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Flints Peroussor. with one or more of the lingers of the right hand bentat the secoud phalangeal joint so as to form a rightangle. In giving the blows, the movements should be NORMAL RESONANCE. 45 limited to the wrist-joint, the ends, not the pulp, of thepercussing fingers being brought into contact with thedorsal surface of the finger or fingers applied to thechest. The percussing fingers should be withdrawn in-stantly the blow is given. The type of perfect percus-sion is the movement of the hammers when the keys ofa pianoforte are struck. The force of the percussionshould never be sufficient to give pain to the patient;generally either light or moderately forcible blows suf-fice. The requisite tact in the performance of percussionis acquired by a little practice. The first object in the study of percussion is to becomeacquainted with the characters which are distinctive ofthe sound obtained thereby from the healthy chest. Forthis object the percussion may be made either in theinfra-

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