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Passive flexion

Procedure.

Bring the subject’s wrist into maximal flexion.

Common mistakes.

None.

Normal functional anatomy:

• Rallge: 85·
• Elld-feel: Elastic
• Limiling slrllcillres: stretching of the dorsal ligaments of the carpus, of the intercarpal ligaments and the capsules of the different intercarpal joints.

Common pathological situations:

• Pain at the dorsal aspect occurs in a lesion of the dorsal ligaments or the extensor tendons of the wrist.
• Pain at the palmar aspect may occur in periostitis, mostly of the scaphoid bone.
• Painful limitation may indicate arthritis,painless limitation arthrosis.

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