Assesses for lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

Performing the Test

  1. Patient has forearm pronated with wrist in radial deviation, makes a fist
  2. Patient extends the wrist agaisnt the resistive force applied by examiner
  3. Positive test: reproduces pain at the lateral epicondyle


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