Special Tests Of Upper Extremity


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Yergason's
 
- Tests transverse ligament and bicipital tendonitis- Pt sitting with shld in neutral, elbow at 90, forearm pronated.- Resist supination of forearm and shoulder ER* Tendon of biceps long head will pop out of groove or have pain

Speeds Test
 
- Bicipital tendonitis, tendonosis- UE full extension and forearm supinated. Resist should flextion- Reproduce symptoms
Neers
 
Impingement of long head of biceps and supraspinatus
Supraspinatus (empty can)
 
Tear of supraspinatus or suprascapular nerve neuropathy
Drop arm test
 
Tear or full rupture of rotator cuff- Shld abducted to 120 degrees - slowly bring arm down
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