Faegan’s test is a shoulder examination used to indicate glenohumeral instability.
- Patient seated, shoulder abducted 90° with palm facing down & wrist resting on examiner’s shoulder; seated examiner applies downward pressure on patient’s arm near humeral head..
Positive “Clunk” or excessive inferior translation → Inferior or multidirectional glenohumeral instability.
Positive Local pain → rotator cuff ligament/tendon damage.
A palpable click or clunk may be noted as the humerus subluxates in & out of the glenoid fossa.