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1

How do you diagnosis radial head dysfunction

Patient shoulders relaxed and forearms at 90 degree flexion

- simultaneously pronate and supinate the forearms assessing range of motions
- palpate the radial head

Distal radius moves anteriorly/medially During supination

2

What muscle pulls the SC joint inferiorly and is the muscle being worked on with SC joint ME?

Pectoralis major

Position
- abduction (no more than 45-60 degrees
- extend
- externally rotate the arm

Do this to the feathered barrier and instruct the patient to match force
*when positing further, DONT abduct past 60 degrees*

3

What is the plane of scaption?

90 degrees abduction

30 degrees horizontal flexion

4

What position is the patients forearms and shoulders placed in when diagnosing radial head somatic dysfunctions?

Shoulders are relaxed

‘Forearms are at 90 degrees of flexion

*radial head moves posteriorly w/ pronation and anterior w/ supination*

5

How do you position the hands when fixing flexion wrist somatic dysfunction?

Patient shoulders are relaxed and the forearms are at 90 degrees of flexion

Sit or stand in front of the patient and locate the radiocarpal joint
- place the 5th digit of each hand along this joint line and grasp the patients palms with both thumbs

6

How do you position the hands when fixing flexion wrist somatic dysfunction?

Patient shoulders are relaxed and the forearms are at 90 degrees of flexion


Support the patients distal forearm w/ one hand
- grasp the dorsum of the patients hand just distal to the radiocarpal joint w/ the other hand