Cen·ti·ne·la test(sen'ti-nel'ă test)
Maneuver used to determine the integrity of the supraspinatus muscle or tendon. While the patient has both arms in 90 degrees of abduction and 30 degrees of horizontal adduction with the humerus internally rotated (thumbs down), the clinician applies downward pressure, noting pain and weakness.
[Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Tenet, California]
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