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1
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General Inspection

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Inspect skin and subcutaneous tissue for: color, swelling, rashes and masses. Observe for overall
size, gross deformity, bony enlargement, alignment, contour and symmetry of length and position

2
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Shoulder (Palpation)

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Palpate:

  • Clavicle
  • A-C joint
  • Sub-acromial bursa
  • Coracoid process
  • Deltoid muscle insertion
3
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Shoulder (ROM)

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Place hands on shoulder to detect crepitus

  • Flexion/extension
  • Abduction/adduction
  • Internal/external rotation
4
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Shoulder (Tests)

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  • Neer’s Impingement Test
  • Supraspinatus Strength Test
  • Biceps: Elbow flexion and supination
5
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Elbow (Palpation)

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Palpate: the surface location of the medial and lateral epicondyles, the radial head, the olecranon process, and the olecranon bursa

6
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Elbow (ROM)

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  • Flexion/extension

- Pronation/supination

7
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Elbow (Tests)

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  • Tinel’s test
  • Forced wrist extension
  • Grip test
8
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Hands and Wrists (Palpation)

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Palpate:

  • Surface location of radial and ulnar styloid processes
  • Thumb abductor tendons
  • Anatomical snuff box
  • Sensation, palpate for thenar muscle mass
9
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Hands and Wrists (ROM)

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  • Wrist flexion/extension
  • Radial and ulnar deviation
  • Metacarpophalangeal flexion/extension
  • PIP and DIP flexion/extension
  • Finger abduction/adduction
  • Thumb opposition, flexion, extension, abduction, adduction
  • Form a fist
10
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Hands and Wrists (Tests)

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  • Tinel’s sign

- Phalen’s sign