Posterior Drawer Test of the Elbow

 Posterior Drawer Test of the Elbow

What is Posterior Drawer Test of the Elbow?

  • Posterior Drawer Test of the Elbow is used for  Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury (Posterolateral Rotatory Instability)

How it's Performed?

  • Patient lies supine with affected arm overhead;
  • forearm is supinated and the examiner’s index finger is placed under the radial head and the thumb over it.
  • application of a posterior force will cause posterior subluxation of the radial head

What does a positive Posterior Drawer Test of the Elbow mean?

  • Application of a posterior force will cause posterior subluxation of the radial head

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