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Press Test

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Other Names

  • Press Test

Purpose

Demonstration of the chair test[1]
  • Evaluate integrity of TFCC

Description

  • Patient is sated in an arm ch air
  • They places their hands on the arms, wrists in extension and lift themselves out of the chair
  • Pain indicates a positive test

Pathology


Evidence

  • Lester et al[2]
    • Sensitivity: 100%

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of https://iortho.xyz/
  2. Lester B, Halbrecht J, Levy IM, Gaudinez R. "Press test" for office diagnosis of triangular fibrocartilage complex tears of the wrist. Ann Plast Surg. 1995 Jul;35(1):41-5. PubMed PMID: 7574285.
Created by:
John Kiel on 3 October 2019 23:52:18
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28 April 2023 10:28:54
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