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Resisted External Rotation Test

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Other Names

Resisted External Rotation Test
  • Resisted External Rotation Test

Purpose

Demonstration of resisted external rotation test[1]

Description

  • The patient is seated or standing
  • Arms at side, elbows flexed 90°
    • Important to keep elbow tucked against chest wall
  • Patient externally rotates shoulders against resistance
  • Positive test
    • Pain or weakness

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of geekymedics.com, "shoulder examination"
Created by:
John Kiel on 10 April 2022 16:20:58
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29 October 2023 19:11:32
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