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shoulder apprehension sign

 

Definition: a physical finding in which placement of the humerus in the position of abduction to 90° and maximum external rotation produces anxiety and resistance in patients with a history of anterior glenohumeral instability.

Synonym(s): anterior apprehension test1

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