II. Technique

  1. Do not test Rebound Tenderness by rapid release
    1. Use other Rebound Tenderness methods
  2. Stethoscope applies pressure and releases
    1. Observe response
  3. Cough Test
    1. Patient asked to cough
    2. Positive if results in Abdominal Pain
  4. Inspiration Test
    1. Deep inspiration and "suck in your Stomach"
  5. Expiration Test
    1. Prolonged expiration and "puff out your Stomach"

III. References

  1. Natesan (2015) Crit Dec Emerg Med 29(12): 2-11

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Ontology: Rebound tenderness (C0234246)

Concepts Sign or Symptom (T184)
SnomedCT 2174009, 35611005
Spanish dolor a la descompresión (hallazgo), dolor a la descompresión, dolor de rebote, sensibilidad por rebote (hallazgo), sensibilidad por rebote, sensibilidad abdominal de rebote (concepto no activo), sensibilidad abdominal de rebote
English rebound tenderness, rebound abdominal pain, Abdominal rebound pain (finding), Abdominal rebound pain, Rebound tenderness, Rebound tenderness (finding)