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Anterior Shoulder Drawer Test

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Other Names

  • Shoulder Drawer Test
  • Anterior Shoulder Drawer Test
  • Anterior Lachman Test for the Shoulder

Purpose

The anterior drawer test[1]

Description

  • The patient is supine
  • Patient’s shoulder abducted & flexed
  • Patient’s arm supported by examiner
  • Stabilize anterior shoulder/coracoid process with one hand
  • Apply anterior force with other hand on posterior humerus
  • Positive test
    • Pain/humeral head subluxation anteriorly

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Tzannes, Anthony, and George AC Murrell. "Clinical examination of the unstable shoulder." Sports Medicine 32 (2002): 447-457.
Created by:
John Kiel on 13 April 2022 10:38:27
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21 May 2023 16:36:03
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