Apley scratch test

Apley scratch test

A clinical test that assesses loss of motion shoulder range motion and rotator cuff disease.

Apley scratch test

A test of shoulder function with several variations designed to detect asymmetries in range of motion observed during adduction, flexion, extension, internal rotation, and external rotation. The patient performs instructed movements involving positioning the hand to touch the opposite shoulder in the scapular region from behind the back and over the shoulder.