Bunnel Test

Bunnel Test is used to distinguish between intrinsic muscles tightness & extrinsic muscle tightness.
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 Bunnel Test

What is Bunnel Test?

  • Bunnel Test is used to distinguish between intrinsic muscles tightness & extrinsic muscle tightness.

How it's Performed?

  • Examiner passively flexes PIPJ twice
    • first with MCP in extension
    • next with MCP held in flexion

What does a positive Bunnel Test mean?

  • Intrinsic tightness present if PIP can be flexed easily when MCP is flexed but NOT when MCP is extended
  • extrinsic tightness present if PIP can be flexed easily when MCP is extended but NOT when MCP is flexed

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