The examination of the extensor tendons is essentially the same procedure as the tests done for each of the extensor tendon muscles. This section shows images for each individual extensor tendon exam and the video below shows the combined exam of all the extensor tendons at once. The extensor tendons are the connection between each extensor muscle belly and its insertion site. The tendon exam is particular useful when the examinator is looking for evidence of tendon laceration or rupture. To find additional information for each muscle tendon unit use the links below to go to the individual muscle testing and extensor tendon examination sections.