Shoulder tests – Videos of Rotator cuff tests

The 'rotator cuff' is a group of tendons arising from muscles that go from scapula to humerus, and whose actions allow rotation and balancing of the shoulder.

Together the tendons form a kind of 'cuff' around the upper end of the humerus.

Jobe Supraspinatus test, Empty Can and Centinella test

Kelly´s test

Patte´s test

External rotation test

Whipple test

Codman´s Palpation test

ERLS test (External Rotation Lag sign)

Deltoid Lag Sign

Drop sign

Dropping sign

Drop arm test

Painful Arc

Hornblower`s sign

IRLS test (Internal Rotation Lag Sign)

Napoleon´s test

The muscles whose tendons make up the rotator cuff include:

  • Teres minor
  • Infraspinatus
  • Supraspinatus
  • Subscapularis