anterior apprehension test

anterior apprehension test

2. a test of shoulder stability; apprehension with abduction and external rotation of the joint suggests anterior instability.
Synonym(s): crank test
A clinical test for anterior shoulder instability and dislocation due to a tear in the superior glenoid labrum; the crank test is positive in less than 50% of patients with a tear in the labrum; MRI is a better diagnostic tool

an·te·ri·or ap·pre·hen·sion test

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr ap'rē-hen'shŭn test)
2. A test of shoulder stability; apprehension with abduction and external rotation of the joint suggests anterior instability.
Synonym(s): crank test.
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The Anterior Apprehension Test (Rowe and Zairns, 1981) produced pain and apprehension at 40[degrees] external rotation.
During the physical examination, a modification of the Anterior Apprehension Test was used, whereby the test was repeated with the application of glenohumeral compression via the distal humerus.
The improvement in the Anterior Apprehension Test that James experienced with longitudinal glenohumeral joint compression indicated that he might respond to a concavity-compression retraining programme.

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