Yergason’s Test for SLAP Lesions & Biceps Pathology
The Yergason’s test was primarily designed to test the transverse humeral ligament, which holds a long biceps tendon in the bicipital groove. According to the RCT by Micheroli et al. (2015) it has a sensitivity of 32% and a specificity of 88% for biceps pathology. Furthermore, Oh et al. (2008) found a sensitivity of 12% and a specificity of 87% for the diagnosis of SLAP lesions.
To perform the test have your patient’s forearm flexed to 90°, in pronation and stabilized against the body. Then ask the patient to perform supination and resist the movement. At the same time, make sure you palpate the biceps tendon in the bicipital groove with your other hand.
If you feel the biceps tendon “popping out” of the groove, this indicates a tear of the transverse humeral ligament. Tenderness or pain without the pop, is indicative for bicipital tendinosis and SLAP lesions.
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