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Hawkins-Kennedy Test

Hawkins-Kennedy Test


Name
Purpose
Description
Sensitivity, Specificity
Validity, Reliability
Likelihood Ratio +/-
Hawkins-Kennedy Impingement Test
This test looks for supraspinatus tendon impingement
“The patient stands while the examiner forward flexes the arm to 90 degrees and then forcibly medially rotates the shoulder. The test may be performed in different degrees of forward flexion or horizontal adduction.”[1]
Sensitivity
72%[2]
Specificity
66%2
k=.18-.43[3]
+2.112
-0.422



[1] Magee DJ. Orthopedic Physical Assessment: 5th Edition. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier;2008.
[2] Park HB at al. Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for different degrees of subacromial impingement syndrome. JBone Joint Surg Am. 2005;87:1446-1455.
[3] Ostor AJ et al. Interrater reproducibility of clinical tests for rotator cuff lesions. Ann RheumDis.2004;63:288-1292.