Abbott-Saunders Test is used to assess the biceps tendon for subluxation or dislocation.
- Patient seated, examiner externally rotates and abducts the patient’s arm.
- Examiner then proceeds to raise and lower patient’s arm, while other his hand is palpating over the bicipital groove.
Examiner is palpating for clicks or pops during external rotation and abduction of patients arm.
Positive Abbott-Saunders Test
Palpable click or pop: subluxation or dislocation of bicipital tendon.
Examiner should also observe patient for signs of discomfort and apprehension during the test.