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Elbow Varus Stress Test

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Other Names

  • LCL Stress Test
  • Varus elbow stress test for radial collateral ligament tear

Purpose


Description

  • The patient can be supine, seated or standing
  • The elbow is held in sight flexion at 20° with one of the examiners arms on medial side of the elbow
  • The other arm holds the wrist and applies a varus stress to the joint
  • A positive test
    • Pain or laxity on the affected arm compared to the contralateral limb

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 24 July 2019 23:51:54
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Last edited:
7 April 2022 16:32:05
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