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Barlow’s test

Significance

The test is used for early detection of congenital dislocation of the hip in babies. During the test the hip is first subluxated and then replaced.

Positioning.

The baby lies on its back, hips flexed to 900 and the knees completely flexed. The examiner grasps the leg in such a way that the […]

Squeezing

Squeezing: 1/-/11

Procedure.

Resist the subject’s attempt to squeeze your finger between index and middle fingers

Anatomical structures tested:

Muscle function:

• interosseus palmaris II • Interosseus dorsalis II.

Squeezing: /II-IV Procedure

Resist the subject’s attempt to squeeze your finger between middle and ring fingers.

Anatomical structures tested:

Muscle function:

• Interosseus dorsalis III […]

Spreading

Spreading: 1/-11/

Procedure.

Resist the subject’s attempt to spread the index and middle fingers.

Anatomical structures tested:

Muscle function:

• Interosseus dorsalis I • Interosseus dorsalis m.

Spreading: II/-IV

Procedure.

Resist the subject’s attempt to spread the middle and ring fingers.

Anatomical structures tested:

Muscle function:

• Interosseus dorsalis 11 • Interosseus dorsalis lV.

Spreading: […]

Carpal tunnel syndrome in Singapore

Carpal tunnel syndrome in Singapore

What it is:

Swelling, pain, tingling and numbness in the wrist and hand. The areas most affected are the thumb, index and middle fingers. One is unable to hold objects because of weakening thumb muscles. In serious cases, there is a loss of sensation, including the inability to […]