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Yergason's Test: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Proximal Biceps Tendon Tear:
for biceps tendon pathology OR Superior Labral Anterior Posterior Lesion

In this test, the patient's elbow is flexed to 90 degrees with the thumb up. The examiner grasps the wrist, resisting attempts by the patient to actively supinate the arm and flex the elbow. Pain with this maneuver indicates biceps tendonitis.

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Associated Diagnoses:

Proximal Biceps Tendon Tear

43% sensitive, 79% specific

Superior Labral Anterior Posterior Lesion

43% sensitive, 79% specific