Examination Upper Limbs

Test for Serratus anterior:

Test for Serratus anterior:

C5, C6, C7 roots Long thoracic nerve

Patient presses arms against wall

^ Look for winging of scapula i.e. rises from chest wall

Shoulder abduction

Shoulder abduction

Deltoid: C5, C6 roots Axillary nerve

Arm (at more than 15° from the vertical) abducts against resistance

Elbow flexion

Elbow flexion

Arm flexed against resistance with the hand fully supinated

Arm flexed against resistance with hand in mid-position between pronation and supination

Biceps: C5, C6 roots Musculocutaneous nerve

Arm flexed against resistance with the hand fully supinated

Brachioradialis: C5, C6 roots.

Radial nerve

Arm flexed against resistance with hand in mid-position between pronation and supination

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