Special Tests Of Upper Extremity

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- 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
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