Empty Can Test
(Redirected from Jobe Test)
- Supraspinatus Test
- Jobe's Test
- Jobes Test
- Test Supraspinatous Muscle & Tendon
- Patient can be seated or standing
- Arm raised/abducted to 90 degrees and arms 30-45 degrees from midline
- Shoulder internally rotated, thumbs pointed to floor
- Physician applies downward force at the wrist/forearm while the patient resists
- Positive test
- Pain or weakness
- Rotator Cuff Impingement Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
- Calcific Tendonitis
- Subacromial Bursitis
- Suprascapular Nerve Injury
Rotator Cuff Pathology
- Image courtesy of mobilephysiotherapyclinic.in. "Empty can test of shoulder"
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