Hawkins Kennedy Test For Shoulder Impingement

Hawkins and Kennedy test is of shoulder impingement. It identifies impingement of greater tuberosity against the coraco- humeral ligament, trapping and structures which intervene.

Position

Sitting

Test

With patient sitting, the the arm and elbow is flexed at to 90°, supported by the examiner. The examiner then stabilizes proximal to the elbow with their outside hand and with the other holds just proximal to the patient’s wrist. It is then quickly move the arm into internal rotation.

If patient feels pain located to the sub-acromial space, the test is considered positive.

There is enough data to suggest that clinically positive Hawkin’ s sign is consistent with external shoulder impingement.

Here is a video showing Hawkins Kennedy Test For Shoulder Impingement test

 

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