Diagnostic value of tests for degenerative RC disease

Which tests have the best diagnostic performance for degenerative rotator cuff disease in primary care?

Most studies investigating diagnostic value of clinical shoulder tests are conducted in surgical departments, and therefore the patients and results might not be reflecting the population seen in primary care. In order to determine the tests with the best diagnostic performance for degenerative rotator cuff disease (tendinopathy or a tear), 11 tests were investigated, using ultrasonography as reference.

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