Scientific article

Pain during physical examination of a healing upper extremity fracture

Published inJournal of hand surgery. European volume, vol. 46, no. 5, p. 476-481
Publication date2021-06
First online date2020-09-09

The evidence that symptom intensity and magnitude of limitations correlate with thoughts and emotions means that subjective signs, such as pain with physical examination, reflect both physical and mental health. During a 1-month evaluation of a rapidly healing upper extremity fracture with no risk of nonunion, 117 people completed measures of adaptiveness to pain and pain during the physical examination. Greater pain during examination correlated with less adaptive responses to pain and older age. This finding raises questions about using tenderness to assess fracture union.Level of evidence:II.

  • Fracture tenderness
  • Pain interference
  • Pain self-efficacy
  • Physical function
  • Aged
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Fracture Healing
  • Humans
  • Pain / etiology
  • Pain Measurement
  • Physical Examination
  • Upper Extremity
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
GONZALEZ, Amanda et al. Pain during physical examination of a healing upper extremity fracture. In: Journal of hand surgery. European volume, 2021, vol. 46, n° 5, p. 476–481. doi: 10.1177/1753193420952010
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ISSN of the journal1753-1934

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