The Hip: Preservation, Replacement and Revision

Bouvier's Test



- Discussion:
    - used to determine if PIP Joint capsule & extensor mechanism are working normally;
    - if functioning normally, blocking MP joint hyperextension allows IP joint extension;

- Diff Dx of Positive Test:
     - attentuation of central slip
     - adherent central slip at the PIP Joint;
     - volar subluxation of lateral bands



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 7:09 am