The elbow flexion test is to allow the patient to bend the elbow for examination and has certain specificity for the diagnosis of the elbow syndrome. Note on flexion elbow test: inappropriate crowd: none. Taboo before inspection: no special contraindications. Requirements for inspection: Check the feelings of relaxation, face positively, and actively cooperate with the inspection. Elbow test: The patient with flexion bends the elbow and directly oppresses the ulnar nerve of the elbow. If it can induce or aggravate the ring, the numbness of the little finger and the tingling sensation is positive. The method is to let the upper limb of the patient be in a natural sagging position, and the side forearm is bent at an angle of 120° for about 3 minutes.

Basic Information

Specialist classification: growth and development check classification: physical examination

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

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

The result of the test was negative. There is no abnormality in the ulnar side of the hand.

Clinical significance

Abnormal results: The test result is positive, that is, the elbow is 120°, lasting for about 3 minutes, and the ulnar sensation of the hand is positive. The flexion elbow test has certain specificity for the diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome.

People who need to be examined: people with abnormal pain on their elbows.

Precautions

Taboo before inspection: no special contraindications.

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

Inspection process

The patient with flexion bends the elbow and directly oppresses the ulnar nerve of the elbow. If it can induce or aggravate the ring, the numbness of the little finger and the tingling sensation is positive. The method is to let the upper limb of the patient be in a natural sagging position, and the side forearm is bent at an angle of 120° for about 3 minutes.

Not suitable for the crowd

Inappropriate crowd: None.

Adverse reactions and risks

No related complications and hazards.