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Passive Hand Stretch Test

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Other Names

  • Passive Stretch Test
  • Hand Passive Stretch Test

Purpose

Passive Hand Stretch Test
Passive Hand Stretch Test
  • Evaluate for causes of hand and wrist pain

Description

  • Passively extend the patient’s fingers of the affected hand.
  • Determine how this extension influences the tenderness and pain s/he usually experiences.
  • Check for intracompartmental swelling or external compression, which may be signs of compartment syndrome.4
  • Examine the contralateral wrist and hand.

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 10 April 2023 14:12:03
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Last edited:
12 April 2023 23:17:35
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