Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Apprehension (Crank) Test for Anterior Shoulder Dislocation | Shoulder Instability

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In this video I'm going to demonstrate

the Apprehension Test for shoulder instability.

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The Apprehension Test is used in the assessment for shoulder instability.

Hedgedus et. al from year 2012,

rate its sensitivity at 66% and the specificity at 95%.

Cools et. al include the Apprehension Test

in their shoulder impingement assessment algorithm.

But they are primarily looking at the location of the pain

that is elicited during this test.

If the patient has anterior shoulder pain

this gives an indication of a subacromial impingement.

Whereas, posterior shoulder pain during the Apprehension Test

gives an indication of an internal posterosuperior glenoid impingement.

To conduct the Apprehension Test

Have your patient in supine line position.

Then abduct the arm to 90 degrees

And add maximal external rotation in the glenohumeral joint.

A positive test is pain or the fear of luxation.

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The Apprehension Test is always used in combination

with two other tests, which are

the Relocation Test

and the Release Test.

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