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Elbow Tests

Elbow Special Tests

Special TestTests for...Positive (+) Test
Valgus UCL instability increased opening of joint space (more opening at 0 degrees includes damage to capsule and ligament; more opening at 30 degrees includes damage to ligament only)
Varus RCL instability increased opening of joint space (more opening at 0 degrees includes damage to capsule and ligament; more opening at 30 degrees includes damage to ligament only)
Tinel's Sign nerve pathology pain, tingling, parasthesia down ulnar nerve distribution (@ ulnar groove)
Lateral Epicondylitis lateral epicondylitis pain at lateral epicondyle (extensor insertion)
Medial Epicondylitis medial epicondylitis pain at medial epicondyle (flexor insertion)
Pronator Teres median nerve compression due to pronator teres hypertrophy decreased strength, tingling pain with pronation, "squeeking"
Pinch Grip entrapment of the interosseous nerve unable to touch fingers only "tuft-to-tuft" instead of "tip-to-tip" only
Created by: tmsavage