MAT SHOP
 
Neck Orthopaedic Test: Spurling's Test orthopaedic tests Jun 06, 2023

Spurling's test is a physical examination technique used to assess nerve root impingement in the cervical spine, specifically in the upper cervical region. It is commonly used to help diagnose conditions such as cervical radiculopathy.

Here are the steps to perform the Spurling's test:

  1. Position...
Continue Reading...
 
Neck Orthopaedic Test: Sharp Purser Test orthopaedic tests Jun 06, 2023

The Sharp-Purser test is a physical examination technique used to assess the integrity of the transverse ligament, which is an important stabilizing structure of the upper cervical spine.

Here are the steps to perform the Sharp-Purser test:

  1. Position the patient in a seated position with their...
Continue Reading...
 
Neck Orthopaedic Test: Cervical rotation lateral flexion Test orthopaedic tests Jun 06, 2023

The cervical rotation lateral flexion test is a physical examination technique used to assess the mobility of the first rib. It is also known as the cervical side bend test or the cervical transverse process stress test.

Procedure:

  1. Position the patient in a seated position with their head and...
Continue Reading...
 
Neck Orthopaedic Test: Cervical Flexion-Rotation Test orthopaedic tests Jun 06, 2023

The Cervical Flexion-Rotation Test is a clinical exam used to assess the mobility and dysfunction of the upper cervical spine, particularly at the C1-C2 motion segment. This test is commonly used by healthcare professionals, such as chiropractors and physical therapists, to help diagnose and...

Continue Reading...
 
Neck Orthopaedic Test: Cervical Distraction Test orthopaedic tests Jun 06, 2023

The Cervical Distraction Test is a clinical maneuver used to evaluate the presence of cervical radiculopathy. The test involves gently pulling upward on the patient's head to distract the cervical spine and relieve pressure on the nerve roots. The procedure is usually performed with the patient...

Continue Reading...
 
Neck Orthopaedic Test: Bakody Sign orthopaedic tests Jun 06, 2023

The Bakody Sign test is a diagnostic test used to assess radicular pain, particularly at the C4-C6 nerve roots and to potentially alleviate symptoms by temporarily reducing pressure on the nerves. The test is named after Dr. Sigurd Bakody, a neurologist who first described the technique in the...

Continue Reading...
 
Neck Orthopaedic Test: Wright Test orthopaedic tests Jun 06, 2023

The Wright Test is a diagnostic test used in the identification of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). The test is also known as the Hyperabduction Test or the Adson's Test. Here is a step-by-step procedure for performing the Wright Test:

  1. Explain the procedure to the patient and obtain their consent...
Continue Reading...
 
Neck Orthopaedic Test: Halstead Test orthopaedic tests Jun 04, 2023

The Halstead test is a physical examination maneuver used to assess for possible thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). It is named after Dr. Albert Halstead, who first described the test in 1934.

Procedure:

  1. Instruct the patient to sit upright with their back against a wall, and their arms resting by...
Continue Reading...
 
Neck Orthopaedic Test: Costoclavicular/Military Brace or Edenโ€™s Test orthopaedic tests Jun 04, 2023

Costoclavicular or Military brace or Eden's test is a clinical maneuver used to evaluate for thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). It is named after Dr. Wilfred Harris Costoclavicular, who first described the maneuver in 1937.

How to perform the Costoclavicular or Military brace or Eden's test:

  1. Ask...
Continue Reading...
 
Neck Orthopaedic Test: Roos Stress Test orthopaedic tests Jun 04, 2023

The Roos Stress Test, also known as the Elevated Arm Stress Test or the East Test, is a diagnostic test used in the identification of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). It is designed to evaluate the compression or irritation of the brachial plexus (a network of nerves that originate in the neck and...

Continue Reading...
 
Neck Orthopaedic Test: Adsons Test orthopaedic tests Jun 04, 2023

Adson's test is a clinical test used to evaluate Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). TOS is a condition that occurs when the blood vessels or nerves in the thoracic outlet, which is the area between the collarbone and the first rib, become compressed or irritated. Adson's test is one of the several...

Continue Reading...
 
Spine Orthopaedic Test: Sacroiliac Compression Test orthopaedic tests Jun 03, 2023

The sacroiliac compression test is a physical examination maneuver used to evaluate for sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Here is a step-by-step procedure for performing the test:

  1. Ask the patient to lie on their back on an examination table with their legs straight.
  2. Stand on the side of the...
Continue Reading...