Orthopedic Tests: Neurovascular Compression

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what's a positive and what does it indicate: Adson's Test

disappearance or alteration of pulse;

when looking towards doctor; indicates SCALENUS ANTICUS SYNDROME

when looking away from doctor: indicates SCALENUS MEDIUS SYNDROME

what's a positive and what does it indicate: Allen's test

skin of hand remains blanched longer than 5 seconds

indicates: arterial occlusion/compromise

what's a positive and what does it indicate: costoclavicular maneuver (Eden's)

alteration or loss of pulse

indicates: costoclavicular syndrome

NOTE: costoclavicular syndrome is a compression of neurovascular bundle between clavicle and first thoracic rib.

what's a positive and what does it indicate: Halstead Maneuver

change in amplitude/disappearance of pulse

indicates: thoracic outlet syndrome (pec minor syndrome)

what's a positive and what does it indicate: Reverse Bakody Maneuver

increased or appearance of pain

indicates: thoracic outlet syndrome

what's a positive and what does it indicate: Roos test

reproduction of symptoms

indicates: thoracic outlet syndrome

what's a positive and what does it indicate: Wright's test (hyperaduction maneuver)

decreased or disappearance of pulse

indicates: pectoralis minor syndrome

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