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Review: Relocation and Anterior Release Tests Diagnose Shoulder Instability in Selected Patients

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For correspondence: Ms. J.J. Luime, c/o Prof.
B.W. Koes, Department of General Practice, P.O.
Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
E-mail address: b.koes@erasmusmc.nl
Source of funding: No external funding.
Luime JJ, Verhagen AP, Miedema HS, Kuiper JI, Burdorf A, Verhaar JAN, Koes BW. Does This Patient Have an Instability of the Shoulder or a Labrum Lesion?
JAMA
. 2004 Oct 27;292: 1989-99.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2005 May 01;87(5):1168-1168. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.8705.ebo1
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Question: In patients presenting with shoulder pain, how accurate are history-taking and the use of clinical physical-examination tests in diagnosing shoulder instability and labral tears?Data sources: Studies were identified through a search on MEDLINE (1966 to 2003), EMBASE Excerpta Medica (1980 to 2001), and CINAHL (1982 to 2001), using the terms "shoulder," "glenohumeral," "scapula," "clavicula," "acromion," "rotator cuff," "supraspinatus," "infraspinatus," "serratus anterior," and "subscapularis" combined with diagnostic terms. The references of retrieved studies were also reviewed.
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