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Flashcards in Thoracics Deck (7)
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1

Adam's

standing
examine spine as pt flexes with their shoes OFF
(improvement -- functional scoliosis)
(no change -- structural)

2

Adam's positions

Adam's test in 3 positions
1. standing
2. kneeling
3. seated

3

Rib Compression

seated
from behind, squeeze forearms on side

4

Schepelmann's

seated or standing
laterally flex, clasping hands over head
(+ ipsi = intercostal neuritis)
(+ contra = pleurisy / myofacitis)

5

Spinous Percussion

seated or prone
percuss SP's (fx or nerve if radiating)

6

Spinous Tuning Fork

seated or prone
place vibrating fork on SP's (fx)

7

Tuning Fork on Ribs

seated, prone, supine
locate pain, test all around site