Yocum's Test

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Yocum's test is used to examine the  shoulder rotator cuff impingement.


Step 1 Ask the patient to place affected hand on opposite shoulder.

Step 2 Examiner elevates the elbow.

Step 3 If patient experience pain test indicates positive.



Yocum's test is the very sensitive and very accurate for subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS).[2]


  1. David J. Magee. Orthopedic Physical Assessment. 6th edition. Elsevier. 2014.
  1. Yocum’s Test - Shoulder impingement Assessment: https://youtu.be/i39VxR1NeSE
  2. Silva L, Andréu JL, Muñoz P, et al. Accuracy of physical examination in subacromial impingement syndrome. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2008;47(5):679-683. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/ken101