Neer Sign

Neer Sign is used for: Impingement Syndrome, Adhesive capsulitis, Osteoarthritis, Calcific tendinitis, Bone lesions.
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 Neer Sign

What is Neer Sign?

  • Neer Sign is used for:
    1. Impingement Syndrome
    2. Adhesive capsulitis
    3. Osteoarthritis
    4. Calcific tendinitis
    5. Bone lesions.

How it's Performed?

  • With the patient seated
  • The examiner raises the affected arm in forced forward elevation while stabilizing the scapula
  • Causing the greater tuberosity to impinge against the acromion
  • This maneuver produces pain with impingement lesions of all stages.

What does a positive Neer Sign mean?

  • This maneuver produces pain with impingement lesions of all stages.

Sensitivity & Specificity

  • Sensitivity: 75%
  • Specificity: 48%

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