- Patient’s arm is forward flexed to ~60°, elbow fully extended, and forearm supinated.
- Examiner resists further forward flexion by the patient, by applying downward pressure on the forearm.
Positive Sign / Significance
- Pain over the bicep tendon in the bicipital groove = Bicipital tendinitis or tear (long head of biceps)
- May also cause vague shoulder pain with a superior labral anterior-posterior tear (SLAP lesion)