How is range of motion assessed in physical exam for ulnar-sided wrist pain?

Updated: Nov 22, 2019
  • Author: David M Lichtman, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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To assess range of motion, test the wrist for active and passive motion in extension, flexion, and radial and ulnar deviation. At times, evaluating the range of motion of the hand, elbow, shoulder, and neck may be necessary. All of the measurements should be compared with the opposite extremity. Note the presence of pain or mechanical sounds with any particular motion.


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