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"The Elbow" Demo

8* Resisted Supination

  • The examiner stands in front of the patient .
  • The patient's forearm is held in 90 of flexion and in the neutral position between pronation and supination (thumb up).
  • The examiner's ipsilateral hand, held in supination, is placed under the patient's distal forearm.
  • The contralateral hand, held in pronation, is placed on top.
  • The patient is asked to perform a supination movement
  • The examiner gives resistance with the heels of both hands on the on the dorsal aspect of the radius and the ventral aspect of the ulna respectively


  • Make sure the fixation is correct in order to prevent any movement during the resisted movement.

    Structures tested

  • overview functional examination

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