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Case studies are posted regularly and the moderators response follows a few days after a case is posted. Please feel free to post your ideas we may find you have a better answer than the moderator!

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Get A Grip - 1/18/2010
What is being tested below and why do you hold the adjacent fingers?

Moderators Response:
Flexor Digitorium Superficialis (FDS) testing: The FDS functions independently. To test the FDS, the adjacent fingers are held in an extended position while the patient is asked to flex the tested finger. This method allows for evaluation of the FDS as the affected finger is observed for PIP flexion. Point of interest 20% of patients have an absent FDS in the small finger so patients may have limited or no PIPJ flexion during testing of the small finger. Exert taken from EHT’s fantastic NEW course: FLEXOR TENDONS; GET A GRIP This course will be released in the next two weeks!
 
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1/19/2010
chris
active FDS contraction of the ling digit
1/19/2010
Alejandra. Argentina
Se está evaluado la indemnidad del flexor superficial del 3º dedo. Se bloquea a los dedos adyacentes para inhibir la función del flexor profundo.
1/19/2010
Anonymous
testing/isolating function of the MF FDS
1/19/2010
Anonymous
FDS function; to isolate tendon pull trhough
1/23/2010
Anonymous
flexor superficialis tendon of middle finger
2/23/2010
Anonymous
FDS glide
5/11/2010
Anonymous
FDS function and LF+RF are held to inhibit FDP
11/12/2011
Anonymous
PIP flexion, holding fingers so that the person uses only that finger
 
     
   
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