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Boyes Test

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Other Names

  • Boyes Test

Purpose

  • Evaluate the integrity of the central slip in patients with extensor tendon injuries to the hand

Description

  • The patient is seated
  • The PIPJ is passively extended and the patient is asked to flex the DIPJ
  • If the extensor mechanism is intact, the patient will be able to flex the DIPJ
  • If the patient has a central slip injury, the patient will be unable to flex the DIPJ

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 23 August 2019 16:27:22
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Last edited:
25 March 2023 06:48:18
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