Exam

Lift-Off Subscapularis Test

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Lift-Off Subscapularis Test

  • Technique
  1. Start: Patient internally rotates Shoulder
    1. Place the back of their hand against the small of the back
    2. Positioning is similar to Apley Scratch Test
  2. Maneuver
    1. Internal rotation against resistance
    2. Examiner resists patient's attempt to force their hand away from their back
  • Interpretation
  1. Weakness suggests a subscapularis muscle tear or impingement