Indications:

Compression-Rotation test is a shoulder examination used to determine superior labrum anterial posterial lesions or tears. tears

Procedure:

  1. Patient supine, examiner flexes patient’s elbow to 90° & abducts the patient’s arm to 20°, examiner then applies long axis compression to th humerus (pushes up on the elbow) & proceeds to rotate the humerus internally & externally.
Compression Rotation test for shoulder

Patient supine, examiner flexes patient’s elbow to 90° & abducts the patient’s arm to 20°, examiner then applies long axis compression to th humerus (pushes up on the elbow) & proceeds to rotate the humerus internally & externally.

Interpretation:

Positive Shoulder pain & crepitis (grinding or popping) → Glenoid labral lesion, GH DJD

Clinical notes:

Labral lesions are also known as SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior) or Bankhart lesion.