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Neers Test

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Neers Test
Illustration of Neer's test[1]
  • Neer's Test
  • Neer Test
  • Neer's Impingement Test
  • Neer's Sign

Purpose


Description

  • Patient is seated or standing
  • The patients arm is brought into flexion at 90°, internal rotation with thumb pointed towards the floor
  • Examiner stabilizes patients scapula with one hand and applies resistance to the arm
  • The patient is asked to flex the arm upward against the examiners resistance
  • Positive test
    • Pain

Pathology


Evidence

  • Subacromial Impingement (need to clarify?)[2]
    • Sensitivity: 0% - 93%
    • Specificity: 31% - 100%
    • LR+: 1.30 - 1.35
    • LR-: 0.37 - 0.82

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of https://physio-study.com/
  2. Dutton, M. (2008). Orthopaedic: Examination, evaluation, and intervention (2nd ed.). New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Created by:
John Kiel on 7 August 2019 13:27:46
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