Hawkins-Kennedy test is a shoulder examination used to indicate impingement in the supraspinatus tendon.
- Patient seated shoulder abducted 90°, elbow flexed 90°.
- Examiner internally rotates & horizontally adducts shoulder to pinch greater tuberosity of humerus against acromion.
Positive Pain (anterolateral shoulder) → supraspinatus impingement
This maneuver also compresses the supraspinatus tendon against the coracoclavicular ligaments & the coracoid process.