Kaplan’s test is an elbow examination used to test for lateral epicondylitis.
Patient seated with elbow fixed 90°, two-part test:
- Grip strength assessed with dynamometer.
- Tennis elbow braced ~3cm below elbow joint line, reassessment of grip strength.
The results of this test are very suggestive of the treatment parameters you should use to assist patient (application of an elbow brace).