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Shoulder Abduction

 
 
 
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Overview

  • How to Assess

  • Ask the patient to move their arm out to the side and then as far upward toward their head as possible. Repeat the movement passively.
  • Muscles Involved

  • Lateral deltoid, supraspinatus
  • Normal Range of Motion

  • 170°
  • Myotome

  • C5Axillary nerve
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