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Yergasons Test

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Other Names

Yergason's Test
Yergasons Test[1]
  • Yergasons Test
  • Yergason's Test



  • Patient is seated, examiner stands in front of patient
  • Elbow flexed to 90°, forearm is pronated
  • Patient is instructed to supinate forearm while examiner resists
  • Positive test:
    • Pain localizing to bicipital groove



Biceps Etiology

  • Holtby et al[2]
    • Sensitivity: 43%
    • Specificity: 79%
    • LR+: 2.05
    • LR-: 0.72

See Also


  1. Image courtesy of healthjade.net, "Yergason's Test"
  2. Holtby, R., Razmjou, H. (2004). Accuracy of the Speed's and Yergason's test in detecting bicpes pathology and SLAP lesions: comparison with arthroscopic findings. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, 20(3), 231-236
Created by:
John Kiel on 14 August 2019 17:49:38
Last edited:
2 May 2024 12:52:08