Dugas test

Du·gas test

(dū-gah' test)
In the case of an injured shoulder, if the elbow cannot be made to touch the chest while the hand rests on the opposite shoulder, the injury is a dislocation and not a fracture of the humerus.

Dugas test

(du-ga′)
[Louis Alexander Dugas de Vallon, U.S. surgeon, 1806–1884]
A physical finding in shoulder dislocation in which the patient crosses the hand on the injured side to the opposite shoulder. If the patient cannot subsequently lower the elbow to touch the chest wall, the shoulder is dislocated.

Dugas,

Louis A., U.S. physician, 1806-1884.
Dugas test - in the case of an injured shoulder, if the elbow cannot be made to touch the chest while the hand rests on the opposite shoulder, the injury is a dislocation and not a fracture of the humerus.