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Cozen's test is used to assess for lateral epicondylitis (also known as 'tennis elbow').
 

Cozen's Test

 
 

Overview

  • Cozen's test is used to assess for lateral epicondylitis (also known as 'tennis elbow').
    • How to Perform

    • With the elbow extended, the forearm pronated and the hand in a fist, ask the patient to extend and radially deviate their wrist against resistance.
    • Abnormal If

    • Pain over the lateral epicondyle.
Last updated on November 23rd, 2019
 
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