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Special Tests

(CN) Special Tests

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What are the special tests for shoulder dislocation? (2) (names only) Apprehension tests for anterior, and posterior dislocations.
What are the tests for biceps pathology? (3) (names only) Lidington's, Speed's, Yergason's
What are the special tests for rotator cuff pathology/impingement? (4) (names only) Drop arm, Hawkins-Kennedy impingment test, Neer impingement test, Supraspinatus test.
What are the special tests for TOS? (5) (names only) Adson maneuver, Allen test, Costoclavicular syndrome test, Roos test, Wright test (hyperabduction test)
What are the special tests for ligamentous instability of the elbow? (2) Varus stress test, Valgus stress test
What are the special tests for epicondylitis? (4) Cozen's, Lateral and medial epicondylitis tests, Mill's
What are the special tests for neurological dysfunction of the elbow? (1) Tinel's Sign
What are the special tests for Vascular insufficiency at the wrist/hand? (2) Allen test, Capillary refill test
What are the special tests for contracture/tightness at the wrist/hand? (2) Bunnel-Littler, Tight retinacular ligament test.
What are the special tests for neuro dysfunction at the wrist/hand? (3) Froment's, Phalen's, Tinel's
What are the special tests for Contracture/Tightness of the hip joint? (6) Ely's, Ober's, Piriformis test, Thomas, Tripod sign, 90/90 SLR
What are the special tests for the hip joint specific to pediatrics? (2) Barlow's, Ortelani's
What are the special tests for knee ligamentous instability? (8) Anterior drawer, Lachman, Lateral pivot shift, Posterior drawer, Posterior sag sign, Slocum, Valgus and Varus stress tests.
What are the special tests for Meniscal pathology of the knee? (3) Apley's compression, Bounce home, McMurray
What are the special tests for swelling of the knee joint? (2) Brush, Patellar tap
What are the special tests for ligamentous instability of the ankle? Anterior drawer, talar tilt.
What are the special tests for the cervical spine? (2) Foraminal compression, vertebral artery.
What are the special tests for the lumbar/sacroiliac region? (3) SI joint stress test, Sitting flexion test, Standing flexion test.
What is Ludington's used to test for? Describe how it is performed. Tests for rupter of the long head of the biceps tendon. Place pt in sitting, have him clasp hands behind head and interlock fingers. Alternately contract and relax biceps. Positive test is absence of movement in biceps tendon.
What is Speed's test used for? Describe how it is performed. Tests for bicipital tendonitis. Place pt in sitting or standing w/ elbow extended and forearm supinated. Place hand on bicipital groove and resist active shoulder flexion. Positive test indicated by pain or tenderness in bicipital groove region.
What is Yergason's test used for? Describe how it is performed. Used for bicipital tendonitis. Place pt in sitting w/ 90 deg elbow flexion w/ forearm pronated.Resist supination and lateral rotation. Positive test is pain or tenderness in bicipital groove.
Created by: PT Board Exam on 2006-05-24



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