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Shoulder Exam

Scapular Depression

January 1st, 2017


  • How to Assess

  • After asking the patient to shrug their shoulder (elevation), ask them to then drop them as far as they can.
  • Muscles Involved

  • Pectoralis major, trapezius
  • Normal Range of Motion

  • 0-10°
Depending on shoulder posture, the patient may be at the limit of shoulder depression while at rest.
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