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Posterior Shoulder Drawer Test

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Other Names

  • Posterior Shoulder Drawer Test

Purpose

Demonstration the posterior drawer test of the shoulder[1]
  • Evaluate the posterior aspect of the Glenoid Labrum as a cause of shoulder pain or other symptoms

Description

  • The patient is supine
  • Grasp wrist with one hand and provide anterior traction to arm
  • Grasp humeral head with other hand
  • Apply posterior force onto humeral head
  • Positive test
    • Humeral head subluxation posteriorly or pain

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of https://musculoskeletalkey.com/, "Instability and Laxity"
Created by:
John Kiel on 13 April 2022 10:49:46
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28 April 2023 09:18:18
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