The Allens Test for RFF Phalloplasty

Comic: I drew how the Allen Test works so you can fiddle with it at home~

Will your doctor need to use your left or your right arm? Is your arm a suitable donor site candidate for transgender phalloplasty? I did a little research on the test the doctor uses in-office to test the adequacy of your circulation.

You can actually observe your own arm at home. It’s pretty neat as a test of circulation. And simple!

Here’s how the Allens Test works. Some people will write it “Allen’s Test”, Allen Test, or even Allens’ Test. It doesn’t matter; you want your doctor paying attention to circulation at that moment, not apostrophes. Ha.

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