Chiropractors and health practitioners use a variety of diagnostic tests to help identify the specific nature of musculoskeletal injury or condition. Orthopedic tests aid to identify specific conditions and diagnosis.

This section has a variety of common orthopedic tests, how they are performed, what they indicate when positive and the potential diagnosis as a result. Corresponding codes for ICD9 and ICD10 are displayed for each test.

They are listed by body region as well as alphabetic list below.

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Apprehension Test, Posterior

Orthopedic Test Apprehension Test, Posterior
Method With the subject lying supine on the table, the examiner grasps the subject's elbow with one hand and stabilizes the ipsilateral and involved shoulder with the other hand. The examiner places the subject's involved shoulder in a position of 90 degrees of flexion and internal rotation while applying a posterior force through the long axis of the humerus. A positive finding is a ??look of apprehension? on the subject's face toward further movement in the posterior direction.
Diagnosis Indication No Definitive Diagnosis