Jobe Test (Empty can)

 Jobe Test (Empty can)

  • Jobe Test (Empty can) is used to test for
    • Weakness or insufficiency of the supraspinatus muscle
    • Rotator cuff impingement

  • The test is performed by placing the shoulder in 90 degrees of abduction and 30 degrees of forward flexion
  • and internally rotated so that the thumb is pointing toward the floor.

  • Muscle testing against resistance shows weakness or insufficiency of the supraspinatus owing to a tear or pain associated with rotator cuff impingement

  • Sensitivity: 88 %
  • Specificity: 62 %

  • Campbel's Operative Orthopaedics 13th Book

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