Test Wrist Flexion

Ask the patient to make a fist and flex the wrist while you attempt to pull it down. This is a test of flexion of the wrist by the median nerve from roots C6 to C7. This test is demonstrated in Figure 21-26.

Figure 21-26 Technique for testing flexion of the wrist.

Figure 21-25 Technique for testing extension of the wrist.

Figure 21-26 Technique for testing flexion of the wrist.

Figure 21-27 Technique for testing finger adduction.

Figure 21-27 Technique for testing finger adduction.

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