Infraspinatus test (also known as full can test) for shoulder

Infraspinatus test (also known as full can test) for shoulderCreated OnApril 18, 2020Last Updated OnApril 18, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Clinical Examination Infraspinatus test (also known as full can test) for shoulder < All Topics Table of Contents Stand behind the patient. Ask the patient to flex the elbow 900 and holding his arm close to the body. Then ask to rotate the arm externally and apply force from outside. The test is positive if the patient cannot resist your force or pain on resisting your force. It is recommended to remember function of all rotator cuff muscles. It is easy for you which test you should perform, when you know their functions. Position of arm in testing infraspinatus. Make sure you are not testing supination and shoulder abduction. Testing the power of the infraspinatus, you may stand behind and test bilaterally. Taken from Doctrina Perpetua: Physical examination in Orthopaedics

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