Evaluates biceps tendon stability in bicipital groove
Patient flexes elbow to 90 degrees
Examiner stabilizes arm
One hand grasps patient's elbow
Other hand grasps patient's wrist
Examiner stresses biceps tendon
Examiner applies downward traction on arm at elbow
Externally rotate patient's arm against resistance
V. Interpretation: Signs of Unstable Biceps tendon
Biceps tendon falls out of bicipital groove
Patient experiences pain in region of bicipital groove
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