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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Anterior Apprehension Test (Rowe and Zairns, 1981) produced pain and apprehension at 40[degrees] external rotation.
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.
The augmented anterior apprehension test evaluates anterior shoulder instability.

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