Posterior Load and Shift
Posterior Load and Shift is used to test for Posterior Instability
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What is Posterior Load and Shift?
- Posterior Load and Shift is used to test for Posterior Instability
How it's Performed?
- lie the patient supine with the shoulder in 40-60 degrees of abduction and 90 degrees of forward elevation.
- Load the humerus with an axial load and apply anterior/posterior forces to the humeral head.
- Compare the amount of translation with the contralateral side
What does a positive Posterior Load and Shift mean?
- positive if there is increased translation compared to contralateral side
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