Elbow examination is a crucial step in assessment and management of patients with a painful shoulder.

It follows a specific routine:

  • InspectionPalpation
  • Range of motion
  • Neurovascular examination
  • Special tests for assessment of:
    • Biceps tendon pathology 
    • Ulnar nerve entrapment
    • Instability
    • Tennis elbow / Golfer’s elbow
    • Elbow arthritis