Dr. Kevin Yip

Dr Kevin Yip
Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(UK), FRCS(EDIN), FAM(SING), FHKCOS(ORTHO)

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Fin kelstein’s test

Significance.

This test is meant to confirm the presence of de Quervain’s disease. It should
be more painful than the ulnar deviation test.

Positioning.

The subject stands with the arm hanging, the elbow flexed to a right angle and
the forearm pronated. The examiner stands next to the subject. The contralateral hand carries the forearm, which is kept between his arm and trunk.The other hand grasps the subject’s hand distally on the metacarpals, first metacarpal included.

Procedure.

Pull the subject’s wrist to the ulnar side until the end of range is reached.

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