What is Speed Test?
What is Speed test?
- Speed Test also called Palm-Up Test or Straight Arm Test, it’s used for:
- Biceps tendinitis.
- Superior labral anterior and posterior lesions (Slap Lesion).
See Also: SLAP Lesion
How it's Performed?
- The patient’s arm is extended in supination at 90° of abduction and 30° of horizontal flexion.
- The patient attempts to either maintain this position or continue to abduct and pronate the arm against the downward pressure of the examiner’s hand.
What does a positive Speed Test mean?
- A side-to-side difference in the strength of abduction with pain in the bicipital groove region suggests pathology in the long head of the biceps such as tenosynovitis or subluxation.
Sensitivity & Specificity
- Sensitivity: 90 %
- Specificity: 14 %
- Campbel's Operative Orthopaedics 13th Book
- Clinical Tests for the Musculoskeletal 3rd Ed. Book