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Physical Exam Wrist

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Introduction

  • Follows the IP-PASS examination methodology
    • Inspection
    • Palpation
    • Passive Range of Motion
    • Active Range of Motion
    • Strength & Neurovascular
    • Special Tests

Inspection

  • Skin
    • Color: erythema, ecchymosis, white, black
    • Trophic changes (altered hair growth, sweat production)
  • Scars
  • Swelling
  • Muscle tone
    • Atrophy, hypertrophy
  • Deformity: asymmetry, rotation, amputation

Palpation

  • Joint Effusion
  • Clicking
  • Snapping
  • Crepitus
  • Tenderness
  • Temperature
  • Masses

Range of Motion

  • Wrist[1]
    • Flexion: 80°-90°
    • Extension: 60°-70°
    • Radial Deviation: 15°-20°
    • Ulnar Deviation: 40°-60°

Strength


Neurovascular


Special Tests


See Also

External Links


References


  1. Wilson, COLON H. "The musculoskeletal examination." Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition. Boston: Butterworths (1990).
Created by:
John Kiel on 10 September 2019 00:34:16
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