Yergason Sign

 Yergason Sign

What is Yergason Sign?

  • Yergason Sign is used for:
    • Inflammation of the long head of the biceps
    • This test may be negative with partial or complete rupture of the supraspinatus tendon.

How it's Performed?

  • The elbow is flexed to 90 degrees
  • the forearm is pronated.
  • The patient attempts to supinate the forearm actively against resistance applied by the examiner at the patient’s wrist.

What does a positive Yergason Sign mean?

  • Pain localized to the bicipital groove indicates inflammation of the long head of the biceps.

Sensitivity & Specificity

  • Sensitivity: 43 %
  • Specificity: 79 %


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