Flashcards in Elbow Special Tests Deck (11)
A therapist is trying to rule out a fracture or joint injury at the elbow. What test should he/she use?
Elbow Extension test
List the ligamentous instability tests for the elbow.
1. Varus/Valgus Stress test
2. Moving valgus stress test
A therapist hypothesizes that his patient may have rupture his biceps tendon. What common sign would be associated with this pathology?
Biceps rupture: Popeye’s sign
List the test used to assess neurological dysfunction in the elbow joint?
1. Elbow flexion test
2. Pinch grip test
Elbow flexion test is used by a therapist to identify what syndrome?
Cubital tunnel syndrome
A therapist is using the pinch grip test to identify entrapment of which nerve?
Anterior interosseous nerve
What is a common compensation during the pinch grip test
Pulp to pulp pinch instead of tip to tip pinch with the index finger and thumb
A therapist is using the Valgus stress test at the elbow to test the integrity of which ligament?
Ulnar Collateral ligament (UCL) (MCL)
A therapist is using the Varus stress test at the elbow to test the integrity of which ligament?
Radial collateral ligament (LCL)
During the Varus/Valgus Stress test at the elbow what position should the therapist place the patient’s elbow?
0-20 degrees of lesion