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Scratch Collapse Test

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Other Names

  • Scratch-collapse Test
  • Scratch Collapse Test

Purpose

Scratch Collapse Test
Elbow scratch collapse test

Description

  • The patient is either seated standing, elbows at their side
  • Patient is asked to externally rotate, abduct forearms against resistance
  • Examiner then scratches along the course of the ulnar nerve at the elbow
  • The resistant force is then reapplied
  • Positive test:
    • Momentary loss in the ability to externally rotate against the examiner

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 30 December 2019 17:40:00
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Last edited:
19 May 2023 20:10:21
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