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Arm Bar Test

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Other Names

  • Arm Bar Test
  • Valgus Extension Overload Test

Purpose

The Arm Bar Test
  • To evaluate the cause of the patients elbow pain by stressing the Triceps

Description

  • Elbow extended, forearm supinated (palm up)
  • Patient’s arm supported on examiner’s shoulder
  • Apply downward, valgus force on elbow
  • Monitor for hyperextension, valgus overload of the triceps
  • Positive test
    • Apprehension of hyperextension
    • Triceps pain due to hyperextension

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 7 April 2022 11:19:06
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Last edited:
13 January 2023 15:26:40
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