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Move your resisting hand to his wrist, so that your thenar eminence rests upon its
dorsal surface to provide maximum resistance. Because of the need for
stabilization and resistance far from the location of the muscles used in external
Ask the patient to flex his arm slowly, and, as flexion approaches 45°, begin to
apply resistance. After determining the maximum resistance he can overcome,
test the opposite elbow in the same manner to provide a basis for comparison.
As he does so, slowly and steadily increase pressure of resistance until you
determine the maximum resistance he can overcome. To evaluate the tone of the
trapezius muscle as it contracts, palpate it with your stabilizing hand (Fig. 19).
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