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Cyriax Release Test

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Other Names

  • Cyriax Release Test

Purpose

  • Evaluate for suspected Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • The objective is for the patient to maintain passive shoulder girdle elevation to recreate compression

Description

  • The patient is seated, the examiner behind the patient
  • The patient leans back into the examiner with their arms crossed, extended to about 15°
  • The examiner lifts the patient at the elbows and holds for an uncertain amount of time (30 seconds to 3 minutes)
  • Positive test is reproduction of TOS symptoms
    • Pain
    • Numbness
    • Parasthesia

Pathology


Evidence


See Also


References

  1. Brismee J-M, Gilbert K, et al. Rate of false positive using the Cyriax release test for thoracic outlet syndrome in an asymptomatic population. JMPT 2004;12(2):73-81.
Created by:
John Kiel on 23 July 2019 23:45:44
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10 April 2022 11:53:17
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