Dr. Weyrich's Orthopedic Testing Notebook
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In the Kemp's Test
the patient is standing with their arms folded across their anterior torso
and their hands resting on opposite shoulders.
The patient is then asked to bend obliquely backwards as if to look down behind themselves.
The test is positive for swollen joints in the back if pain is reported to be elicited
when turning leftward or rightward
Unless specifically noted above, references used in the construction of this
web page include the following:
Lecture notes from Functional Medicine University.
Lecture notes from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Lecture notes from the University of Tennessee graduate programs in
Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Robert L Gear, Personal communication (2009).
[Evans2001] Ronald C. Evans. Illustrated Orthopedic Assessment.
St. Louis: Mosby (2001).
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