Orthopedics Book



Elbow Moving Valgus Stress Test

Aka: Elbow Moving Valgus Stress Test
  1. See Also
    1. Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury (Elbow UCL Injury)
    2. Elbow Milking Maneuver
  2. Indications
    1. Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury (Elbow UCL Injury)
  3. Technique
    1. Patient position
      1. Shoulder at 90 degrees abduction
      2. Shoulder externally rotated (palm up)
    2. Maneuver
      1. Examiner applies and maintains valgus stress to the elbow
      2. Quickly flex and extend the elbow
  4. Interpretation: Positive Test
    1. Pain occurs between angle of 70 to 120 degrees of elbow flexion
  5. Efficacy
    1. Test Sensitivity: 100%
    2. Test Specificity: 75%
  6. Resources
    1. Moving Valgus Stress Test Video
      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivP0qxyGijo
  7. References
    1. Kane (2014) Am Fam Physician 89(8): 649-57 [PubMed]

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