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Resisted Active Forearm Extension Test

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Other Names

  • Resisted Active Forearm Extension Test

Purpose

Demonstration of the resisted active forearm extension test[1]
  • Evaluate the cause of forearm pain

Description

  • The patient is seated or standing
  • Patient actively extends forearm against resistance
  • Positive test
    • Dull achy pain in posterior forearm just distal to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus
    • Weakness in extensor muscles dorsally

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of http://at.uwa.edu/, "wrist"
Created by:
John Kiel on 7 April 2022 06:56:51
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16 May 2023 12:18:05
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