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Maudsleys Test

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Other Names

  • Maudsley's Test
  • Resisted Middle Finger Extension Test

Purpose

Maudsleys Test
Clinical demonstration of Maudsley's Test[1]
  • Evaluate the cause of elbow or forearm pain by stressing the Extensor Digitorum on the middle finger

Description

  • The patient is seated or standing
  • The examiner places one hand on the common extensor tendon
  • The examiner then asks the patient to extend the middle finger of the affected arm
  • Positive test
    • Pain at the lateral epicondyle or common extensor tendon

Modification

  • May perform with hand flat on table or stabilized by examiner
  • Positive test
    • Pain 3-5 cm distal to lateral epicondyle (along common extensor tendon)

Pathology


Evidence


See Also


References

  1. Popinchalk, Samuel P., and Alyssa A. Schaffer. "Physical examination of upper extremity compressive neuropathies." Orthopedic Clinics 43.4 (2012): 417-430.
  2. Saroja, G., Aseer P, A. and P M, V. (2014). DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY OF PROVOCATIVE TESTS IN LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS. International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research, 2(6), pp.815-823.
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John Kiel on 6 August 2019 13:52:23
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