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Shoulder Fulcrum Test

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Other Names

  • Shoulder Fulcrum Test
  • Anterior Fulcrum Test

Purpose

Demonstration of the Shoulder Fulcrum Test[1]

Description

  • The patient is supine
  • Abduct shoulder 90°, flex elbow 90°
  • Examiner’s fist under patient’s shoulder to act as a fulcrum
  • Passive external rotation over the fist
  • Fatigues the subscapularis for 1 minute
  • Positive test
    • Anterior capsule instability or apprehension

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Reinold, Michael M., and Thomas J. Gill. "Current concepts in the evaluation and treatment of the shoulder in overhead-throwing athletes, part 1: physical characteristics and clinical examination." Sports Health 2.1 (2010): 39-50.
Created by:
John Kiel on 13 April 2022 10:35:33
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21 May 2023 16:27:01
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