II. Indications

  1. Rotator Cuff Tear Suspected

III. Technique

  1. Examiner passively abducts Shoulder to 160 degrees
  2. Patient attempts to slowly adduct arm to resting position at side

IV. Interpretation: Signs of Rotator Cuff Tear

  1. Arm drops to side quickly and not smoothly
  2. Gentle tap over abducted arm may force arm to give way

V. Efficacy

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