The bear-hug test: a new and sensitive test for diagnosing a subscapularis tear.

@article{Barth2006TheBT,
  title={The bear-hug test: a new and sensitive test for diagnosing a subscapularis tear.},
  author={Johannes R H Barth and Stephen S. Burkhart and Joe F. de Beer},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={1076-84}
}
PURPOSE It was our intent to devise a new clinical test that would more accurately diagnose subscapularis tears than the current clinical tests. This new test is called the bear-hug test. The purpose of this study was to assess the bear-hug test and compare it with the current tests of subscapularis function (lift-off, belly-press, and Napoleon tests). METHODS Between January 2004 and March 2004, 68 consecutive patients scheduled for an arthroscopic procedure were evaluated preoperatively… CONTINUE READING
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