The Mimori pain provocation test is used to assess for superior labral tears.

Performing the Test

  1. The patient's arm is passively abducted to 90°, elbow flexed to 90°, externally rotated to 90°, and forearm placed in supination
  2. The examiner then moves forearm into pronation
  3. The test is positive if pain is provoked with passive pronation
  4. Sensitivity: ≥83%; specificity: ≥90%


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