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Wrights Test

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Other Names

  • Hyperabduction Test
  • Wright’s Test
  • Wright's Hyperabduction Test

Purpose

Demonstration of Wright's Test

Description

  • The patient is seated
  • Examiner passively brings affected limb into abduction and external rotation to 90°
  • Elbow flexed no more than 45°, arm held in this position for 1 minute
    • The patient can be asked to take a deep breath
  • Monitor radial pulse and patients symptoms
  • Now the examiner repeats the same test with the arm in hyperabduction over the patients head
  • Positive Test
    • Decrease in radial pulse
    • Reproduction of patients symptoms

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 23 July 2019 23:47:18
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Last edited:
1 July 2022 18:28:55
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