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Triceps Squeeze Test

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Other Names

  • Triceps Squeeze Test

Purpose


Description

  • The patient is prone on the examination table
    • This test can also be performed with patient seated
  • Arm is abducted to 90°, internally rotated and hanging off table
  • Support antecubital fossa with one hand or prone on table
  • Allow forearm to freely hang
  • Squeeze distal triceps muscle with other hand
  • Positive test
    • No elbow extension if complete rupture
    • May feel palpable defect
    • Note, may get false negative if only partial rupture

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 7 April 2022 12:34:24
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Last edited:
7 April 2022 12:42:41
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