Saturday, February 14, 2009

8- Clinical tests for testing rotator cuff tears

3 most encountered rotator cuff pathology are: bursitis, partial-thickness rotator cuff tear, and full-thickness rotator cuff tear. The following eight clinical tests were examined:

* Neer impingement sign
* Hawkins-Kennedy impingement sign
* Painful-arc sign
* Supraspinatus muscle strength test
* Infraspinatus muscle strength test
* Speed test
* Cross-body adduction sign
* Drop-arm sign

watch the following site for details:

http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000515/3079.html

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