Neer test | definition of Neer test by Medical dictionary
Neer test (nēr)
A clinical assessment to identify impingement of the rotator cuff tendons beneath the acromion. With the elbow extended, the patient's humerus is placed in internal rotation, and the forearm is pronated. The glenohumeral joint is then passively forced through forward flexion as the scapula is stabilized. The test is positive if the patient experiences pain in the anterior or lateral shoulder, typically above 90 degrees.
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Submitted to the Neer test
, that tests an overuse-type trauma at the supraspinous level, the patient A.
For the Neer test
, the arm is fully elevated in the scapular plane and internally rotated by the examiner.
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).
When the Hawkins-Kennedy and/or Neer tests
were used together, they were diagnostically inaccurate (Ardic et al 2006, MacDonald et al 2000).