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Ice Cream Scoop Maneuver

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Other Names

  • Ice Cream Scoop Test

Purpose

The patient is asked to simulate the action of scooping ice cream using their hand against resistance and direct palpation of the tendon by the examiner.[1]

Description

  • Patient simulates scooping ice cream against resistance
  • Alternative approach is turning car keys against resistance
  • ECU tendon sheath may displace or snap painfully
  • Positive test
    • Subluxation at ulnar wrist

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Ng, C. Y., and M. J. Hayton. "Ice cream scoop test: a novel clinical test to diagnose extensor carpi ulnaris instability." The Journal of hand surgery, European volume 38.5 (2013): 569-570.
Created by:
John Kiel on 13 April 2022 12:08:40
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12 April 2023 17:06:18
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