The elbow test is a characteristic examination of the Bikbles sign for the diagnosis of brachial plexus or meningitis.

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:
Normal: The result of the test is negative. There was no pain in the brachial plexus when elbows or elbows were stretched.

Positive:
The test result is positive, that is, the patient can not actively push the elbow or elbow when there is pain in the brachial plexus, which is called Bikbles positive, may be brachial plexus neuritis or meningitis, because the elbow has the brachial plexus Obvious pulling effect.

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

The result of the test was negative. There was no pain in the brachial plexus when elbows or elbows were stretched.

Clinical significance

Abnormal results: the test result is positive, that is, the patient can not actively pull the elbow or elbow when there is pain in the brachial plexus, said Bikbles sign positive, may be brachial plexus or meningitis, because the elbow to the arm The plexus nerve has a significant pulling effect.

People who need to be examined: people who have pain in the brachial plexus when elbows are stretched.

Positive results may be diseases: intercondylar fractures of the humerus, elbow valgus, elbow joint osteomyelitis 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 takes a seat or stands, the palm rests on the top of the head, and then actively stretches the elbow. If the elbow cannot be actively extended, it may be dislocation of the elbow joint, fracture of the olecranon, and partial dislocation of the head.

Not suitable for the crowd

Inappropriate crowd: None.

Adverse reactions and risks

No related complications and hazards.