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Yergason's Test

Yergason's Test


Name
Purpose
Description
Sensitivity, Specificity
Validity, Reliability
Likelihood Ratio +/-
Yergason’s Test
“This test is used to check the ability of the transverse humeral ligament to hold the biceps tendon in the bicipital groove.”[1]
“Patient sits while examiner stands in front. The patient’s elbow is flexed to 90 degrees and the forearm is in a pronated position while maintaining the upper arm at the side. Patient is instructed to supinate arm while examiner concurrently resists forearm supination at the wrist. Localized pain at the bicipital groove indicates a positive test.”[2]
 
Sensitivity
74%[3]
Specificity
58%3
 
+ 1.763
-0.453



[1] Magee DJ. Orthopedic Physical Assessment: 5th Edition. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier;2008.
[2] Wong M. Pocket Orthopaedics Evidence-Based Survival Guide. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers;2010.
[3] Naredo et al. Comparison of physical examination and ultrasonographic findings. Ann Rheum Dis. 2001;61:132-136.