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Bent on Easier Abdominal Exams

Bent on Easier Abdominal Exams

Sometimes patients, particularly children and adolescents, are very anxious during the abdominal examination. I ask them to bend or flex both knees, which helps relax abdominal muscles, prevents guarding, and facilitates palpation.

Madhvi Patel, MD
    Decatur, Ill

 

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