Gerber Test

Gerber Test is used for Subcoracoid Impingement (between the rotator cuff and the coracoid process).
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 Gerber Test

What is Gerber Test?

  • Gerber Test is used for subcoracoid impingement (between the rotator cuff and the coracoid process).

How it's Performed?

  • It is performed in a manner similar to the Hawkins-Kennedy impingement test.
  • The arm is forward flexed 90 degrees and adducted 10 to 20 degrees across the body to bring the lesser tuberosity into contact with the coracoid.

What does a positive Gerber Test mean?

  • Pain with the maneuver indicates subcoracoid impingement.


  • Campbel's Operative Orthopaedics 13th Book

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