SLAP Tear Clinical Examination and Diagnosis – FPF Show Episode 131

By dpope2020

May 3, 2024

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SLAP Tear Clinical Examination and Diagnosis [Physical Therapist Guide] FPF Show Episode 131

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In today's video we go over SLAP Tear Clinical Examination and Diagnosis - FPF Show Episode 131: 


  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 0:40 What will a patient with a SLAP tear report during the subjective examination?
  • 2:02 Differential diagnosis for SLAP pathology
  • 2:28 What should the objective examination look like for patients with SLAP tears?
  • 4:38 Do SLAP tears create shoulder instability and in which direction?
  • 7:18 Why is it difficult to diagnose SLAP tears?
  • 13:22 Are special tests accurate for the diagnosis of SLAP tears?
  • 21:34 What are the most sensitive and specific tests to diagnose SLAP tears?
  • 21:58 How combining tests can improve sensitivity and specificity
  • 26:41 How else can we improve SLAP tear diagnostic accuracy?

I tore my SLAP!


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