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Elbow Exam

Joint Temperature

November 23rd, 2019


  • How to Assess

  • With the back of the hand, feel from the top of the shoulder to the forearm. Compare both sides.
  • Causes of a Warm Joint

  • Arthritis - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, gout, pseudogout, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Skin / soft tissue infection - cellulitis, abscess, necrotizing fasciitis, gas gangrene
  • Vascular - DVT, superficial thrombophlebitis, venous insufficiency
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