Hawkins test

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HAWKINS TEST

Hawkins test

(hok′ĭnz)
A clinical assessment of rotator cuff tendonitis or subacromial impingement. The patient's arm is raised in front of the body to 90°, and then the examiner forces it into internal rotation. The test is positive when the patient complains the movement is painful.
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Submitted to the Hawkins test, that verifies the conflict between the supraspinous muscle tendon and the coracoid acromial ligament, the patient A.
3 Specific functional tests at the shoulder's level Patient Neer test Painful arch test Hawkins test Jobe test A.
Positive Hawkins test was significantly associated (P < 0.
Positive Hawkins test and apprehension relocation tests were present in 38.
Use the Neer test (raising the arm "'near" the face; have the patient place his hand on the unaffected shoulder and gradually forward-flex the shoulder) and Hawkins test (rotating the upper arm like a hawk's wing; position the patient standing with the shoulder abducted 90 degrees, and internally rotate the forearm).
Empirical critical values for Hawkins test statistic have been obtained via a Monte Carlo simulation that is described in the next section.