Anterior Load and Shift

 Anterior Load and Shift

  • Anterior Load and Shift test is used to test for Anterior Instability

  • have the patient lie supine with the shoulder at 40-60 degrees of abduction and 90 degrees of forward flexion.
  • Axially load the humerus and apply anterior/posterior translation forces.
  • Compare to the contralateral side.

  • positive when there is increased translation compared to the contralateral side

  • Sensitivity: 50-55 %
  • Specificity: 78-100 %

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