Orthopedics Book



Drop Arm Test

Aka: Drop Arm Test
  1. See Also
    1. Shoulder Strength Exam
    2. Shoulder Anatomy
    3. Shoulder Exam
    4. Shoulder History
    5. Shoulder Pain
  2. Indications
    1. Rotator Cuff Tear Suspected
  3. Technique
    1. Examiner passively abducts Shoulder to 160 degrees
    2. Patient attempts to slowly adduct arm to resting position at side
  4. 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
  5. Efficacy
    1. Test Sensitivity: 27%
    2. Test Specificity: 88%

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