How Speed’s test is performed in 21st Century?

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Speed’s test is Basically , done for superior labral tears in shoulder joint.

Also this can be done for Bicipital Tendonitis.

Basically the distal biceps tendon attached on to radial tuberosity on radius.

Technique:-

To perform this test, take the patient in supine or sitting position.

Then place ,the shoulder flexion at 90°.

External rotation at shoulder joint.

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And supination to be performed at arm .

Then the examiner or therapist will apply pressure resistance against the elevated arm .

Now if the pain arises in Distal biceps tendon, then this test is said to be positive.

Also read about:- Cozen’s test

Sensitivity and Specificity of this Speed’s test?

Sensitivity of this test is 32% or 0.32.

Specificity of this test is 75% or 0.75.

Common in Yergason’s test :-

Commonly done for bicipital tendonitis. Along with Speed’s test.

Refrences:- Physiopedia

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