Gerber’s lift off test (Lift off test)for subscapularis tendinitis

Gerber’s lift off test (Lift off test)for subscapularis tendinitisCreated OnApril 18, 2020Last Updated OnApril 18, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Clinical Examination Gerber’s lift off test (Lift off test)for subscapularis tendinitis < All Topics Table of Contents This test is for subscapularis tendinitis. While the shoulder is fully internally rotated and hand behind the back, ask to resist the force and then try to lift the hand-off from the back. The patient may feel pain or cannot resist your force in a case of subscapularis tendon tear or tendonitis. Position of hand in Lift off test. The patient’s hand should be same level with lumbar spine and palm facing towards you.   Note: In the general examination, if the patient cannot move the shoulder joint in all directions, you should suspect frozen shoulder and do not insist the patient to do all special tests. It is ugly. Just simply comment that patient cannot move the shoulder joint in all directions so you could not perform special test. Be smart. Lift off test. Try to lift the hand off the body. Taken from Doctrina Perpetua: Physical examination in Orthopaedics

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