Name of test



Forearm extension

What it tests



Triceps brachii

How to do it



With the patient supine, flex the shoulder and the elbow. Push down on the wrist as the patient resists with triceps activity.

The normal response



Grade 5 strength. The examiner is unable to break the triceps strength.

What it means if not normal


Comments



The triceps brachii is innervated by the radial nerve (C6-C8).

Citations





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