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MMT Palpitations

Matching the palpitation locations with movements.

QuestionAnswer
Scapula elevation Palpate the upper trapezius, parallel to the cervical vertebrae
Scapula abduction Palpate the serratus anterior
Scapula depression Palpate the lower trapezius, distal to medial end of the spine of the scapula at the level of the inferior angle
Scapula adduction Palpate the middle trapezius, between the spine of the scapula and adjacent vertebrae
Shoulder flexion Palpate the anterior deltoid just below the clavicle on the anterior aspect of the humeral head
Shoulder extension Palpate the teres major along the axillary border of the scapula. Find the inferior angle, and go laterally from there.
Shoulder abduction Seated with arm relaxed, palpate the middle deltoid on the lateral side of the humerus
Shoulder horizontal adduction Palpate over the insertion of the pectoralis major at the anterior aspect of the axilla
Shoulder horizontal abduction Palpate the posterior deltoid below the spine of the scapula and distally toward the deltoid tuberosity on posterior aspect of the shoulder
Shoulder external rotation Find the spine of the scapula, go right below it and palpate the infraspinatus muscle
Shoulder internal rotation Palpate the teres major and the latissimus dorsi along the axillary border of the scapula, toward the inferior angle
Elbow flexion Palpate the biceps brachii on the middle of the anterior aspect of the humerus
Elbow extension Palpate the triceps over the middle of the posterior aspect of the humerus
Forearm supination Palpate over supinator muscle on the dorsal-lateral aspect of the forearm, below the head of the radius
Forearm pronation Palpate pronator teres on upper part of the volar surface of the forearm
Wrist extension with radial deviation Palpate the extensor carpi radialis longus and extensor carpi radialis brevis on the dorsal aspect of the wrist
Wrist extension with ulnar deviation Palpate extensor carpi ulnaris tendon at base of the 5th metacarpal
Wrist flexion with radial deviation Palpate flexor carpi radialis over the wrist at the base of the 2nd metacarpal bone
Wrist flexion with ulnar deviation Palpate the flexor tendons on the volar aspect of the wrist, the FCU at the base of the 5th metacarpal, the FCR at the base of the 2nd metacarpal, and the plamaris longus at the base of the 3rd metacarpal
Created by: clarebear823