Diagnostic Clinical Tests in Rotator Cuff Tear: Which and Why?

Volume 6 | Issue 1 | January-June 2021 | Page 24-30 | Vivek Pandey


Author: Vivek Pandey [1]

[1] Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Division, Orthopaedic Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India.

Address of Correspondence:
Dr. Vivek Pandey
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Division, Orthopaedic Surgery,
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, Manipal Academy of
Higher Education, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: vivekortho@gmail.com


Abstract

Rotator cuff tear is a leading cause of shoulder pain resulting in varying degree of disability to perform activities of daily living. A methodical history taking and focussed clinical examination helps in establishing the clinical diagnosis. A number of tests are mentioned in the literature to test the integrity of rotator cuff. This narrative review will focus upon methodology of each test, and their diagnostic accuracy.
Keywords: Rotator cuff tear; Impingement; Clinical tests; Diagnosis.


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