The pencil rolling test uses a pencil to roll on the lower leg for the examination of humeral fractures, localized periostitis of the humerus, and other localized lesions of the tibia. Pencil rolling test notes: inappropriate crowd: no. Taboo before inspection: no special contraindications. Requirements for inspection: Check the feelings of relaxation, should face positively, and actively cooperate with the inspection.

Basic Information

Specialist classification: growth and development check classification: physical examination

Applicable gender: whether men and women apply fasting: not fasting

Analysis results:

Below normal:

Normal value:
no

Above normal:

negative:
The result of the test was negative. No pain appeared in the roll.

Positive:
The pencil rolls from top to bottom along the anterior border of the humerus and is slightly stressed. Positive if there is pain in the rolling. The positive test can be seen in the fracture of the tibia, localized periostitis of the humerus and other localized lesions of the tibia.

Tips: Check your relaxation, you should face it positively and actively cooperate with the inspection. Normal value

The result of the test was negative. No pain appeared in the roll.

Clinical significance

Abnormal results:

The pencil rolls from top to bottom along the anterior border of the humerus and is slightly stressed. Positive if there is pain in the rolling. The positive test can be seen in the fracture of the tibia, localized periostitis of the humerus and other localized lesions of the tibia.

People who need to be examined have abnormal pain in their calves. Patients with nasal polyps or rhinitis need to be examined.

Positive results may be disease: distal humeral burst fracture, tibial plateau fracture considerations

Inappropriate crowd: None.

Taboo before inspection: no special contraindications.

Requirements for inspection: Check the feelings of relaxation, should face positively, and actively cooperate with the inspection.

Inspection process

The paralyzed patient extended the lower limb of the affected side. The examiner held both hands on the ends of a round pencil and rolled from top to bottom along the front edge of the humerus and a little pressure.

Not suitable for the crowd

There are no special taboos.

Adverse reactions and risks

There are no related complications and hazards.