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"The Elbow" Demo

5* Resisted Flexion

  • The examiner stands in front of the patient.
  • The patient holds his forearm in 90 of flexion and in supination.
  • The examiner puts the contralateral hand on top of the patient's shoulder.
  • The other hand is placed on the distal forearm with the exam-iner's forearm held vertically.
  • Ask and resist a felxion of the elbow.


  • make sure the fixation is maximal in order not to allow any movement.
    Therefore, use your body weight.

    Structures tested:

  • overview functional examination

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