Which is more useful, the "full can test" or the "empty can test," in detecting the torn supraspinatus tendon?

@article{Itoi1999WhichIM,
  title={Which is more useful, the "full can test" or the "empty can test," in detecting the torn supraspinatus tendon?},
  author={E Itoi and Tadato Kido and Akihisa Sano and Masakazu Urayama and Kozo Sato},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={65-8}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical usefulness of the full can and empty can tests for determining the presence of a torn supraspinatus tendon. The two tests were performed in 143 shoulders of 136 consecutive patients. In each test, the muscle strength was determined by manual muscle testing, and the presence of pain during the maneuver was recorded. We interpreted the tests as positive when there was 1) pain, 2) muscle weakness, or 3) pain or muscle weakness or both… CONTINUE READING

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