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Elbow Milking Maneuver

Aka: Elbow Milking Maneuver
  1. See Also
    1. Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury (Elbow UCL Injury)
    2. Elbow Moving Valgus Stress Test
  2. Indications
    1. Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury (Elbow UCL Injury)
  3. Technique
    1. Patient position
      1. Shoulder at 90 degrees abduction
      2. Elbow flexed >90 degrees
      3. Forearm supinated
    2. Maneuver
      1. Examiner pulls patient's thumb posteriorly
      2. Results in increased valgus stress at the elbow
  4. Interpretation: Positive Test
    1. Pain or laxity at the medial elbow (UCL region)
  5. References
    1. Kane (2014) Am Fam Physician 89(8): 649-57 [PubMed]

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