Assesses for acromioclavicular joint dysfunction/arthritis
Performing the Test
With patient in sitting, elevate arm to 90° shoulder flexion and examiner horizontally adducts patient's arm to end range
Positive test: reproduction of shoulder pain
Sensitivity: 77%; Specificity: 79%
LR+ = 3.66; LR- = 0.29
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