Shoulder Relocation Test | Shoulder Instability

Shoulder Relocation Test | Shoulder Instability


In this video I’m going to demonstrate the Relocation Test for shoulder instability Hi, and Welcome back to Physiotutors Hedgedus et al. (2012) have evaluated the relocation test with a sensitivity of 65% and the specificity of 90% With regards to the shoulder impingement Algorithm from Goode et al. the outcome of the relocation tests allows you to differentiate between primary and secondary Impingement if the test is positive so pain diminishes during the test, this means that the impingement is Secondary and pain is mainly elicited from excessive anterior translation of the humeral head the negative test meaning that pain persists, gives an indication of primary impingement Where the symptoms are not dependent on the arthrokinematic position of the humeral head The relocation test is a subsequent test to a positive Apprehension test To perform it bring your patient in the Apprehension test position until pain is elicited and add a posterior glide in the glenohumeral joint The test is positive if any elicited pain during the Apprehension test disappears Alright guys this was the Relocation test. If you liked this video Make sure to give it a thumbs up, leave a comment down below if you have further questions Make sure to subscribe to our channel and find us on Facebook and Instagram links in the description down below This was Andreas for Physiotutors I’ll see you next time bye. The Relocation test is a subsequent test to the Apprehension test and a predecessor to the Release test make sure to check out both of these videos and you can find other shoulder impingements videos on our channel

15 Replies to “Shoulder Relocation Test | Shoulder Instability”

  1. Love your videos but…Hegedus et al (2012) states that the relocation test can test for anterior instability when COMBINED with the apprehension test (sens 81%, spec 98%). He also describes the relocation test to be the most sensitive (52%) for SLAP tears – I am unable to find where, in that systematic review,you obtained the Sens 65% and spec 90% that you have quoted- have I missed something??
    Keep up the great work – let me know if you are at all interested in having some of your videos translated into Ukrainian 🙂

  2. Magee shows, Apprehension -> P/A Relocation -> A/P Relocation -> Release . It gets a little confusing in their text as they have about 20 different interpretations listed. Does the following interpretation seem correct?
    – What I have gathered:
    Apprehension: P! = Impingement
    Apprehension = Anterior Instability

    Relocations:
    IF P! A/P = Posterior Impingement (secondary or primary?)
    IF P! P/A = Anterior Impingement
    If Apprehension Either Direction = instability ?
    Release: ?

  3. Isn't it a primary impingment when the relocation test is positiv because the cause for it is between the acromion and humerushead ? Giving a pressure for moving the head posterior from the glenoid releases the stress between acromion and humerushead or not ?

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