shoulder apprehension sign

shoulder apprehension sign

a physical finding in which placement of the humerus in the position of abduction to 90° and maximum external rotation produces anxiety and resistance in patients with a history of anterior glenohumeral instability.
Synonym(s): anterior apprehension test (1)

shoul·der ap·pre·hen·sion sign

(shōl'dĕr ap'prē-hen'shŭn sīn)
A physical finding in which placement of the humerus in the position of abduction to 90 degrees and maximum external rotation produces anxiety and resistance in patients with a history of anterior glenohumeral instability.
Synonym(s): anterior apprehension test (1) .