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Painful Arc Test of Shoulder for Supraspinatus Impingement

The Painful Arc Test is commonly used in orthopedic examination of the shoulder to test for impingement of the supraspinatus tendon and/or the subacromial bursa underneath the acromion. Involved Structures supraspinatus subacromial bursa acromioclavicular joint Starting Position This test is performed with the patient in sitting or standing. The patient’s arm is in neutral rotation. Test Movement In …

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Hyper Extension-Internal Rotation (HERI) Test for shoulder instability

The Hyper extension-internal rotation Test or  HERI Test is a special orthopaedic/orthopedic test for the shoulder that attempts to test specifically for anterior glenohumeral instability due to inferior glenohumeral ligament (IGHL) and glenohumeral capsule damage.  Existing tests put the patient in positions that cause apprehension and/or pain. This test was developed to avoid that. Involved Structures inferior glenohumeral ligament (IGHL) …

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Gerber’s Lift Off Test – Orthopedic Shoulder Examination

The Lift Off Test (also knows as Gerber’s Test) is commonly used in orthopedic examinations to test for a tear in subscapularis tendon or subscapularis tendonitis. It can also show scapular instability. Read more about rotator cuff tears. The Bear Hug Test is another test for subscapularis integrity. Involved Structures subscapularis Starting Position This test …

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O’Brien’s Test – Orthopedic Examination of the Shoulder

O’Brien’s Test is a special orthopaedic/orthopedic test for the shoulder that attempts to test specifically for glenohumeral joint labral tears (and more specifically for SLAP Lesions; superior labral tear from anterior to posterior). A false positive may occur if there is an injury to the rotator cuff or acromioclavicular (AC) joint. Involved Structures Glenoid Labrum Acromioclavicular …

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