Diagnosing patients with longstanding shoulder joint pain.

@article{Nrregaard2002DiagnosingPW,
  title={Diagnosing patients with longstanding shoulder joint pain.},
  author={Jesper N\orregaard and Michael Rindom Krogsgaard and Tove Lorenzen and Erik Martin Jensen},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={61 7},
  pages={646-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the interobserver agreement of commonly used clinical tests and diagnoses in patients with shoulder pain, and the accuracy of these tests and ultrasonographic findings in comparison with arthroscopic findings. METHODS Eighty six patients with longstanding shoulder joint pain were "blindly" examined by two trained doctors using several clinical tests. In all patients an ultrasonographic examination was performed, and in 42 (49%) an arthroscopy. RESULTS Tests for… CONTINUE READING