Lab Class 18

Learning Objectives

At the end of this lab class:

  •  You will be able to conduct a basic assessment of the elbow joint.

Basic Assessment of the Elbow

Welcome to Lab Class 18!

This class focused on basic assessment of the elbow. The techniques could be described similar to the knee joint as they're both functionally a hinge joint.


Case notes

Anne showed a slight painful arc during AROM assessment. Resisted Isometric testing was painful in shoulder abduction and external rotation. The Neer Test elicited posterior shoulder pain.


1) Compare your RPS with the case notes. Do some of your assumptions match?


Preparation for next week:

1) Study the elbow using your Anatomy atlas. Which structures could be injured and how would you assess them? You already know similar tests for different body parts...