Cozen Test

 Cozen Test

What is Cozen Test?

Cozen Test is used to indicates lateral epicondylitis of the elbow joint or the “Tennis Elbow”, another names of this test include: “resisted wrist extension test” or “resistive tennis elbow test”.

How it’s Performed?

Cozen’s test

What does a positive Cozen Test mean?

Sensitivity & Specificity

A study by G Saroja 1 to analyse the accuracy of Provocative tests in lateral epicondylitis (Cozen’s test, Maudsley test and Mills test) found that Cozen’s test has a high sensitivity  but no specificity:


  1. Saroja, G., Aseer P, A. and P M, V. (2014). DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY OF PROVOCATIVE TESTS IN LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS. International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research, 2(6), pp.815-823. Link
  2. Clinical Tests for the Musculoskeletal System 3rd Edition.
  3. Dutton’s Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, And Intervention 3rd Edition.

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