apprehension test

apprehension test

(ap″rē-hen′shŏn) [L. apprehendere, to grasp]
A test of joint instability. If instability is present, the patient displays concern or discomfort when a joint is put in a position of risk for dislocation. The patient will attempt to resist the maneuver by muscle contraction.

Patella: The patient lies supine with a relaxed quadriceps, and the examiner places digital pressure on the patella, attempting to locate it laterally.

Shoulder: The arm is abducted to 90° and rotated externally. With continued external rotation, the patient with an unstable shoulder expresses fear of dislocation.

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To determine writing apprehension scores, students were asked to take Daly and Miller's (1975) writing apprehension test at the beginning (week 1) and end of the semester (week 15) to determine their writing apprehension scores.
One patient had subluxation (Who was a male athlete with overhead throwing activities) and another had positive apprehension test (Among the general population).
The apprehension test is the classic test described to evaluate for anterior instability.
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A patella apprehension test is one of the best ways to assess the problem.
The augmented anterior apprehension test evaluates anterior shoulder instability.