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"The Elbow" Demo
2* Passive Extension
functional examination; overview
The examiner stands next to the patient.
One hand takes hold of the distal part of
the patient's forearm.
The other hand takes hold of the patient's upper arm at
the level of the olecranon
Both hands move in opposite directions so as to extend the elbow maximally.
Normal range of movement:
The forearm comes to lay in line with the upper arm.
Endfeel: hard and bony
Structures that stop the movement:
bony contact between the olecranon and the posterior aspect of the humerus.
tightening of the anterior capsule of the joint