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Elsons Test

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Other Names

  • Elson Extensor Tendon Test
  • Elson's Test
  • Elson Test
  • Elsons Test

Purpose

Clinical example of Elson's Test[1]
  • Evaluate integrity of extensor tendon following PIPJ or DIPJ dislocation

Description

  • Patient is seated
  • Their hand is resting on table with affected finger flexed to 90° at the PIPJ over the edge of the table
  • Patient attempts to extend finger at PIP joint against resistance
  • Positive test:
    • Weakness, suggests central slip extensor tendon injury

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of orthofixar.com, "Elson Test"
Created by:
John Kiel on 16 August 2019 01:55:05
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5 January 2022 01:18:11
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