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Motor testing of Median (2 ways)
have patient place dorsum of hand flat on table and raise thumb, or tapping thumb tip against tips of each finger.
Why need to keep thumb straight in "A-okay" testing
so you don't confuse extrinsic (flex poll long) function with instrinsic (thenar muscle)
Two types of muscles controlling hand movement
Extrinsic (in forearm)
Instrinsic (in hand itself)
Motor testing of Ulnar
spread fingers against resistance
Sensory testing of hand
Radial - dorsal webspace b/w thumb and index finger
Median - 1st MCP volar (palmar)
Ulnar - ulnar hand or pinky finger
Motor testing of ulnar (3 ways)
1. examined by asking the patient to forcibly spread the fingers and comparing the strength to the normal side.
2. Pinky adduction
3. Adduction of the thumb is also a function of the ulnar nerve.