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"The Shoulder" Demo

4* Passive scapulohumeral abduction

Procedure:

  • The thumb and index of one hand immobilize the lower angle of the scapula
  • The other hand takes the arm just above the elbow
  • The elbow is lifted up until the scapula starts to move
  • Normal range : 80-100

    Endfeel: ligamentous

    Structures that bring the normal movement to a stop:

  • Lower portion of the capsule.
  • Contact between the major tubercle and the glenoid labrum
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