Blog articles on orthopaedic medicine

Avoid “artificial hypercomplication” in basic musculoskeletal functional examination procedures

06/01/2021 - 18:10

As musculoskeletal therapists we have an “armageddon” of different test procedures at our disposal, very much dependant of which methods or approaches you are familiar with or you like. It’s not difficult to find 100 different “tests” which are used e.g. in examining a lumbar patient. So, that could be quite confusing 😊

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How to interpret weakness on resisted shoulder abduction ? Is it always a rupture ?

22/01/2020 - 17:08

You find weakness on resisted isometric abduction in the shoulder : what's the cause? Is it related to a tendinous rupture or are there other options?

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Sign of the buttock, why is this a red flag in lumbar patients ?

31/12/2019 - 13:19

It is so important to perform the passive hip flexion immediately after the straight leg raise during the lumbar functional examination, otherwise we cannot detect the "Sign of the buttock", which could be an important red flag.

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Dysfunction versus derangement syndrome in the spine

31/12/2019 - 13:11

The clinical difference between a spinal dysfunction syndrome and an internal derangement is quite obvious. The use of repeated movement testing will be conclusive.

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Dural signs and symptoms, often forgotten clinical elements

31/12/2019 - 13:03

Dural signs and symptoms are very useful clinical diagnostic elements which you can detect in the history and the functional examination of the patient suffering from lumbar pain.

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