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Biceps Load Test II

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Other Names

  • Biceps Load II Test

Purpose


Description

Demonstration of the Biceps Load Test II[1]
  • Patient is in supine position with arm is abducted to 120 degrees.
  • Elbow is bent to 90 degrees of flexion, forearm in supination.
  • Examiner moves arm to end range external rotation.
  • In this position, the examiner resists elbow flexion.
  • Positive sign
    • Pain during flexion

Pathology


Evidence

SLAP Lesion

    • Sensitivity: 90%[1]
    • Specificity: 97%
    • LR+: 26.382
    • LR-: 0.112

See Also


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kim SH, et al. Biceps Load Test II: A clinical test for SLAP lesions of the shoulder.Arthroscopy.2001;17:160-164.
Created by:
John Kiel on 22 July 2019 23:18:46
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Last edited:
15 May 2023 09:45:31
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