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Physical Tests for Shoulder Disorders

Alexis Descatha, MD, PhD1; Diane Godeau, MD1; Zakia Mediouni, MD1
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1Occupational Health Unit, Paris Teaching Hospital, Garches, France
JAMA. 2014;311(1):94. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.283136.
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To the Editor The Rational Clinical Examination meta-analysis by Dr Hermans and colleagues1 on rotator cuff disease (RCD) was published at the same time as a Cochrane review2 concerning physical tests for shoulder disorders, including RCD. Although the authors of both reviews agreed on the inapplicability of results to a primary care or nonreferred population, they came to opposite conclusions.


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January 1, 2014
Job Hermans, MD, MSc; Jolanda J. Luime, PhD; Duncan E. Meuffels, MD, PhD
1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Erasmus M C University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2Department of Rheumatology, Erasmus M C University Medical Centre
3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Erasmus M C University Medical Centre
JAMA. 2014;311(1):94-95. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.283140.
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