The posterior apprehension test is used to detect a poster dislocation or instability of the shoulder. A positive test doesn’t at all times mean there’s a dislocation, and a negative doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t one. Shoulder instability exercises:
To perform the posterior apprehension test, have the patient lie down in supine. Flex the shoulder to 90 degrees while stabilizing the scapula with the opposite hand. Apply a posterior force on the patient’s elbow. Then horizontally adduct and medially rotate the arm. A positive test is pain or apprehension.
Shoulder Instability Exercises:
Posterior Apprehension Test for the Shoulder:
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