laxity testOrthopedics Any of a number of joint tests which measure the looseness–of articulating bones–eg, of the humeral head in the glenohumeral joint. See Load & shift test, Posterior/anterior drawer, Shoulder instability, Sulcus sign. Cf Provocative test.
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