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relocation test


Definition: a test for anterior shoulder instability; the supine patient's humerus is abducted and rotated externally against the table edge as a fulcrum; patients with anterior stability loss become apprehensive with pressure; however, the apprehension is relieved when posteriorly directed pressure is placed on the humerus (allowing the humeral head to relocate).

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