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Resisted Supination External Rotation Test

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Other Names

  • External Rotation Supination Test

Purpose

Clinical demonstration of resisted supination external rotation test[1]

Description

  • The patient is supine
  • Shoulder is abducted to 90°
  • The elbow in 60-70° degrees of flexion, neutral forearm rotation
  • The examiner resists supination, while passively externally rotating the shoulder
  • Positive test
    • Reproduction of symptoms

Pathology


Evidence

SLAP Tear

  • Myers et al[2]
    • Sensitivity: 82.8%
    • Specificity: 81.8%
    • PPD: 92.3%
    • NPD: 64.3%
    • Diagnostic Accuracy: 82.5%

See Also


References

  1. Manske, Robert, and Todd Ellenbecker. "Current concepts in shoulder examination of the overhead athlete." International journal of sports physical therapy 8.5 (2013): 554.
  2. Myers TH, Zemanovic JR, Andrews JR. The resisted supination external rotation test: a new test for the diagnosis of superior labral anterior posterior lesions. Am J Sports Med. 2005 Sep;33(9):1315-20. doi: 10.1177/0363546504273050. Epub 2005 Jul 7. PMID: 16002494.
Created by:
John Kiel on 21 August 2021 19:11:54
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