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Video 15-1: Performance of the “hook test” for evaluation of biceps tendon integrity.

From: Simon’s Emergency Orthopedics, 7e

The examiner inserts the index finger under the lateral aspect of the biceps tendon while the patient attempts to flex the elbow and supinate the forearm against resistance. To elicit this motion you can ask them to “turn a doorknob and pull the door towards you while immobilizing their hand on the affected side. Positive findings include significant pain in the antecubital fossa with the attempt, or failure to palpate the tendon.

Author(s) Casey Glass
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