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"The Elbow" Demo
10* Resisted Flexion of the Wrist
overview functional examination
The examiner stands next to the patient.
The patients arm is elevated and the elbow is held fully extended. The arm is held palm downwards (pronation).
The examiner passes his contralateral arm under the patient's arm and grasp
the forearm just proximally to the wrist in order to fix the
He brings the hand of the other arm in the palm of the patient's hand to resist
the patient's attempt to flex the wrist
Make sure the elbow is held in complete extension.
The wrist should be in a neutral position (neither in flexion nor in extension).