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Musculoskeletal Medicine: Physical Examination of the Upper Extremity

In these videos, Dr. Wolfe demonstrates physical examination of the upper extremity; starting with a neurologic examination, which is critical in evaluating upper extremity conditions, including neck, vascular, motor, sensory and reflex exams.

The successive elbow exam and wrist and hand exams are also broken down by condition, including tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, trigger finger, de Quervain’s Disease, other tendinopathies and elbow/wrist ligament injuries.

Neurologic Exam

Elbow Exam

Hand and Wrist Exam

Authors

Headshot of Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Nerve Repair, Weill Cornell Medical College
 

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