The Chair Push-up Test

 The Chair Push-up Test

What is The Chair Push-up Test?

  • The Chair Push-up Test To assess for radial collateral ligament insufficiency of the elbow.

How it's Performed?

  • The patient is in a seated position with the hands grasping the arms of the chair.
  • The elbows, in about 90° of flexion, are supinated and the arms abducted.
  • The patient attempts to rise from the chair by pushing down.

What does a positive The Chair Push-up Test mean?

  • A positive result will be noted as pain as the elbow slowly extends while the patient rises.
  • Apprehension or radial head dislocation in patients with PLRI

Sensitivity & Specificity

  • Sensitivity: 87 %


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