Concordant Sign

Concordant Sign - The patient's specific pain, symptom or complaint. 
  • One common error made during evaluation with special tests is attention given to any discomfort or pain, rather than attempting to identify the pain/discomfort related to the patient's complaint (concordant/comparable sign). Many special tests purposefully test tissue limits and are at least mildly uncomfortable in every individual. Basing your assessment on positive tests that resulted in "concordant/comparable signs" will improve your chances of arriving at the correct diagnosis.

Related Terms

  • Special Tests
  • Diagnosis
  • Patient Complaint
  • Pain Assessment


  • Comparable Sign
  • Corresponding Sign
  • Related Symptom
  • Concordant sign