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Resisted Elbow Flexion And Forearm Supination Test

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Other Names

  • Resisted Elbow Flexion And Forearm Supination Test

Purpose

  • To evaluate the cause of a patients forearm and wrist pain

Description

  • The patient is seated or standing
  • Examiner grasps wrist with one hand
  • Grasp the elbow with other hand
  • Patient flexes elbow & supinates forearm against resistance
    • Compresses the median nerve under the lacertus fibrosus (distal bicipital aponeurosis)
  • Positive test
    • Pain just distal to elbow
    • Worsening numbness, paresthesias in the median nerve distribution

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 7 April 2022 06:04:41
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Last edited:
7 April 2022 06:36:45
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