Orthopedics Book



Neer Test

Aka: Neer Test, Neer Impingement Sign
  1. See Also
    1. Shoulder Impingement Signs
    2. Shoulder Anatomy
    3. Shoulder Exam
    4. Shoulder History
    5. Shoulder Pain
  2. Indication
    1. Shoulder Impingement Testing
  3. Mechanism
    1. Forces greater tuberosity against anterior acromion
    2. Rotates posterior rotator cuff tendons under acromion
      1. Infraspinatus
      2. Teres Minor
  4. Technique
    1. Mnemonic: "Near to the ear"
    2. Start
      1. Arm at side with elbow fully extended
      2. Arm internally rotated with thumb touching side of leg
    3. Maneuver
      1. Examiner passively forward flexes Shoulder overhead to 180 degrees
  5. Interpretation: Pain
    1. Shoulder Impingement of posterior cuff or
    2. Bicipital Tenosynovitis or

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