Neer Test

 Neer Test

What is Neer Test?

  • Neer Test is used to test for Impingement Syndrome

How it's Performed?

  • subacromial injection of 10 mL of 1% lidocaine (Xylocaine)

What does a positive Neer Test mean?

  • Pain caused by impingement usually is significantly reduced or eliminated.
  • but pain caused by other conditions (with the exception perhaps of calcific tendinitis) is not relieved.

Sensitivity & Specificity

  • Sensitivity: 79 %
  • Specificity: 53 %


  • Campbel's Operative Orthopaedics 13th Book

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