Lift-Off Test

 Lift-Off Test

What is Lift-Off Test?

  • Lift-Off Test is used to test for Isolated rupture of the subscapularis tendon

How it's Performed?

  • With the patient seated or standing
  • the arm is internally rotated
  • and the dorsum of the hand is placed against the lower back.

What does a positive Lift-Off Test mean?

  • If the patient is unable to lift the dorsum of the hand off the back, the test is positive.

Sensitivity & Specificity

  • If the patient is unable to lift the dorsum of the hand off the back, the test is positive.

Reference

  • Google for Images
  • Campbel's Operative Orthopaedics 13th Book
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4799441



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