Shoulder Exam

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25075   51 years ago
Scott | 2 subscribers
25075   51 years ago
Shoulder Exam

I think that the most daunting aspect of the shoulder exam is appreciating the functional anatomy of this incredibly mobile joint. The primary benefit of the ball and socket arrangement is that it allows the hand to be positioned precisely in space, maximizing our ability to function. In terms of functionality, the shoulder might be best described as having a golf ball-on-a-tee design.

Location Of The Muscle Groups Is Approximated In The Pictures Above.



Start by looking at the normal (or more normal) side. Note any scars, obvious asymmetry, discoloration, swelling, or muscle asymmetry.



Palpation

Gently palpate around the shoulder, touching each of the landmarks noted above. Make note of pain.
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