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Adson's Test

Aka: Adson's Test
  1. Indications
    1. Evaluation of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  2. Technique
    1. Patient breathes deeply
    2. Neck extended
    3. Chin turned toward affected side
    4. Repeat test with chin to opposite side
  3. Interpretation
    1. Positive test findings
      1. Decreased Radial Pulse
      2. Distal extremity pain reproduced
    2. Positive test suggests interscalene compression
  4. Disadvantages
    1. Some false positive tests

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