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Upper Extremity Physical Exam

  • Tyler S. Pidgeon
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Abstract

Examination of the upper extremity is a critical component in the diagnosis and ultimate treatment of conditions which affect the arm and hand. While advanced imaging and other testing such as EMG have an increasing role in diagnosis, physical exam remains the cornerstone of the discovery of upper extremity pathology.

Keywords

The Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Shoulder Elbow Wrist Hand 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tyler S. Pidgeon
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryThe Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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