Name of test



Finger flexion

What it tests



Flexor digitorum superficialis

How to do it



With the long, index and little fingers extended, apply resistance as the patient attempts to flex.

The normal response



Grade 5 strength. The examiner is unable to overcome the flexor digitorum strength.

What it means if not normal



The flexor digitorum superficialis is innervated by the median nerve (C7, C8, T1).

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