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Kim Test

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Other Names

  • Kim's Test


Demonstration of the Kim Test[1]


  • The patient is seated, affected arm abducted to 90°
  • Examiner holds elbow and arm and applies a strong axial force
  • With the arm in this position, the examiner elevates its diagonally upward and forward
  • A downward and backward force is then applied
  • Positive test
    • Reproduction of pain ± clunk



Glenoid Labral Tears

  • Kim et al[1]
    • Sensitivity: 80%
    • Specificity: 94%
    • When combined with Jerk Test, sensitivity for posteroinferior labral lesions increases to 97%

See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kim, Seung-Ho, et al. "The Kim test: a novel test for posteroinferior labral lesion of the shoulder—a comparison to the jerk test." The American journal of sports medicine 33.8 (2005): 1188-1192.
Created by:
John Kiel on 29 July 2019 23:58:54
Last edited:
16 April 2023 18:24:27