Chiropractors and health practitioners use a variety of diagnostic tests to help identify the specific nature of musculoskeletal injury or condition. Orthopedic tests aid to identify specific conditions and diagnosis.

This section has a variety of common orthopedic tests, how they are performed, what they indicate when positive and the potential diagnosis as a result. Corresponding codes for ICD9 and ICD10 are displayed for each test.

They are listed by body region as well as alphabetic list below.

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Head Shoulder Sacroiliac Hip and Thigh Knee Ankle Foot Cervical Spine Thoracic Spine Lumbosacral Spine Elbow and Forearm Wrist Hand
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Finger Tap Test

Orthopedic Test Finger Tap Test
Method With the subject sitting or standing, the examiner applies a firm tap to the end of the finger being tested. Pain at the site of injury suggests a possible fracture. The examiner may also use a percussion hammer for this test.
Diagnosis Indication No Definitive Diagnosis