What is Anterior Drawer?
- Anterior Drawer test of the shoulder is used to test for Anterior Instability
How it's Performed?
- stablize the scapula and apply an anteriorly directed force against the humeral head with the contralateral hand.
- NOTE: graded 1+, 2+, and 3+ but this only documents amount of laxity, not pathologic unless causes symptoms
What does a positive Anterior Drawer mean?
- positive if there is sense of instability when compared to the contralateral side
Sensitivity & Specificity
- Sensitivity: 53 %
- Specificity: 85 %