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).
- David J. Magee. Orthopedic Physical Assessment. 6th edition. Elsevier. 2014.
- Yocum’s Test - Shoulder impingement Assessment: https://youtu.be/i39VxR1NeSE
- 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