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"The Elbow" Demo

3* Passive Pronation

  • The examiner stands in front of the patient .
  • The elbow is bent to a right angle.
  • The examiner grasps the distal forearm just proximal to the wrist with both hands.
  • The heel of the contralateral hand is placed at the palmar aspect of the ulna.
  • The fingers of the other hand at the dorsal aspect of the radius.
  • A simultaneous movement of both hands presses the wrist into full pronation .
  • Normal range of movement: 80 to 90.

    Endfeel: elastic, capsular

    Structures that stop the movement:
  • Stretch of the interosseus membrane and capsule of the upper radio-ulnar joint.
  • Pinching of the biceps tendon between the radial tuberosity and the ulna.
    functional examination: overview

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