The axial percussion test for fracture.

  • Peter W. Roberts
  • Published 1979 in
    Canadian family physician Medecin de famille…


This article describes axial percussion as a helpful new sign in the clinical diagnosis of certain fractures. Tapping, or percussion, produces a force which is transmitted along the shaft of a bone and this, in turn, will cause pain at the site of a recent transverse fracture. Because no force is applied at the site of injury, there is usually good patient… (More)


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@article{Roberts1979TheAP, title={The axial percussion test for fracture.}, author={Peter W. Roberts}, journal={Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien}, year={1979}, volume={25}, pages={749-51} }