Description Hoffmann-Tinel sign is paresthesia in the distal cutaneous distribution of an injured peripheral nerve evoked by tapping on the nerve more proximally. The sign indicates the compression or regeneration of peripheral nerve fibers. In modern parlance, the Tinel sign…
Paul Hoffmann (1884-1962) was a German physiologist and physician. Known for describing Hoffmann-Tinel sign for assessment of nerve regeneration and success of nerve sutures.
Jules Tinel (1879 – 1952) was a French neurologist. Eponymously affiliated with Tinel's sign in the diagnsois of carpal tunnel syndrome
George S. Phalen (1911 – 1998) was an American Orthopedic Surgeon. Phalen defined our understanding of carpal tunnel syndrome aetiology, assessment and management