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Relocation Test

Overview

  • The relocation test should be performed if the apprehension test is positive.
    • Test For

    • Anterior subluxation of the glenohumeral joint.
    • How to Perform

    • Apply a posteriorly directed force to the anterior humerus, as if to relocate the glenohumeral joint.
    • Abnormal If

    • Fowler's sign - relief of apprehension associated with the apprehension test.
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