Indications:

Bryant’s Sign test is a shoulder examination used to determine anterior dislocation of the shoulder or to indicate SLAP lesions.

Procedure:

  1. Patient seated, examiner observes height of axillary folds (both anterior & posterior)
Bryant's test for shoulder

Patient seated, examiner observes height of axillary folds (both anterior & posterior)

Interpretation:

Positive Marked lowering of axillary fold → shoulder dislocation

Clinical notes:

Patient history & complaint should first lead you to diagnosis of shoulder dislocation