Upper Limb Tension Tests

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IER Review book Table 1-15 page 27 O'sullivan & Siegelman ULTT = Upper limb tension tests

ULTT1

nerve bias
- Median nerve
- Anterior interosseous nerve
- C5,6,7

ULTT2

nerve bias
- Median nerve
- Musculocutaneous nerve
- Axillary nerve

ULTT3

nerve bias
- Radial nerve

ULTT4

nerve bias
- Ulnar nerve
- C8 and T1 nerve roots

ULTT1

Shoulder = Depression and Abduction to 110°
Elbow = extension
Forearm = supination
Wrist = extension
Finger & Thumb = extension
Shoulder (n/a)
Cervical spine = Contralateral side flexion

ULTT2

Shoulder = Depression and Abduction to 10°
Elbow = extension
Forearm = supination
Wrist = extension
Finger & Thumb = extension
Shoulder = lateral rotation
Cervical spine = Contralateral side flexion

ULTT3

Shoulder = Depression and Abduction to 10°
Elbow = extension
Forearm = pronation
Wrist = flexion and ulnar deviation
Finger & Thumb = flexion
Shoulder = medial rotation
Cervical spine = Contralateral side flexion

ULTT4

Shoulder = Depression and Abduction to 10° - 90°
Elbow = flexion
Forearm = supination
Wrist = extension and radial deviation
Finger & Thumb = extension
Shoulder = lateral rotation
Cervical Spine = Contralateral side flexion

Evaluation of peripheral nerve compression

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