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"The Elbow" Demo

1* Passive Flexion

  • The examiner stands next to the patient.
  • One hand hand takes hold of the patient's forearm just proximally to his wrist .
  • The other hand is at the dorsal aspect of the patient's shoulder to prevent the body from trying to move backwards.
  • The examiner moves the joint into as much flexion as possible.
  • Normal range: about 160

    Endfeel: Tissue Approximation as the muscles of the forearm come in contact with the brachial muscles.

    Structures that stop the normal movement:

  • Muscles bellies of biceps, brachialis and brachioradialis.

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