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Medical Term:

impingement test


Definition: diagnostic test in which local anesthetic is injected into the subacromial space of a patient with impingement signs; relief of pain following the injection during provocative maneuvers is helpful in confirming the subacromial space as the source of the symptoms.

Synonym(s): impingement sign

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