Original Editor - Tyler Shultz
Purpose[edit | edit source]
Technique[edit | edit source]
To perform the Speed's Test, the examiner places the patient's arm in shoulder flexion, external rotation, full elbow extension, and forearm supination; manual resistance is then applied by the examiner in a downward direction. The test is considered to be positive if pain in the bicipital tendon or bicipital groove is reproduced.
Evidence[edit | edit source]
|Positive Likelihood Ratio||1.28|
|Negative Likelihood Ratio||0.91|
Test Item Cluster: The Speed's Test is often combined with the Yergason's Test to detect bicipital tendonitis.
See test diagnostics page for explanation of statistics.
References[edit | edit source]
- Dutton, M. (2008). Orthopaedic: Examination, evaluation, and intervention (2nd ed.). New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
- Clinically Relevant. Speed's Test ⎟ Biceps Pathology. https://members.physio-pedia.com/techniques/examination-techniques/?test=147
- Holtby, R., Razmjou, H. (2004). Accuracy of the Speed's and Yergason's test in detecting bicpes pathology and SLAP lesions: comparison with arthroscopic findings. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, 20(3), 231-236