Identifying SLAP lesions: A meta-analysis of clinical tests and exercise in clinical reasoning

The purpose of this study was to identify all published accounts of diagnostic accuracy for clinical tests of Superior Labral Antero-Posterior (SLAP) lesion of the shoulder, and provide an estimate of the pooled likelihood ratio for those tests that have been evaluated at least three times. Twelve studies describing 14 tests were identified and 5 used after evaluation.

Among the clinical tests for SLAP lesions that have been published to date, Yergason's test is the only one that shows a significant ability to influence clinical decision making, based on the results of the current analysis.

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