Biceps tendon Injuries, Examinations & Tests – Everything You Need To Know – Dr. Nabil Ebraheim

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Educational video describing the clinical tests associated with the biceps tendon or SLAP tears.
Speed test
•The position of the patient: Patient is standing or sitting upright with the arm supinated and the elbow extended.
•Performing the test: The patient is asked to actively forward flex the shoulder while the examiner is applying resistance to the movement.
•Positive finding: tenderness over the bicipital groove indicates tendonitis of the long head of the biceps.
Yergason’s test
•Position of the patient: Patient is standing or sitting upright with the elbow flexed and the forearm placed in a neutral position.
•Performing the test: the examiner uses one hand to stabilize the elbow of the patient and uses the other hand to resist the active supination of the patient’s arm.
•Positive finding: a positive test is indicated by pain and/or snapping in the bicipital groove.
Obrien’s test
•The position of the patient: patient is standing or sitting upright with the arm at 90 of flexion, 10  of adduction and full internal rotation with the forearm pronated.
•Performing the test: the examiner applies pressure to the forearm and instructs the patient to resist the downward force being applied.
•Positive findings: pain at the shoulder joint indicates a SLAP lesion. The decrease of pain in the shoulder joint on supination of the arm is consistent with a SLAP lesion.

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Will Harris says:

Great video, Hawkins test is also good.

gonzagnr2 says:

what does it mean that while o'briens test pain is WORSE with pronation than with supination?
thank you

Deepak Karhana says:

Thankyou sir

Ezzatullah Yaqubi says:

I love all of your examination

Bone Man says:

Great work! Thanks!

Nancy Ibraham says:

I Love all of your videos.Well done.

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