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Arthroscopy and stability testing for anterior shoulder instability.
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PMID:  2590330     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The extreme manifestation of anterior shoulder instability is anterior dislocation. Minor anterior instability often gives rise to vague symptoms from which a diagnosis is difficult. The use of arthroscopy may increase diagnostic accuracy in cases of anterior shoulder instability. Examinations were performed on 145 patients with shoulder complaints using stability testing under anesthesia and arthroscopy; of these, 62 patients were found to have anterior shoulder instability. The clinical signs were compared with the findings on stability testing and arthroscopy, and the morphological changes noted on arthroscopy were recorded. The combination of arthroscopy and stability testing proved valuable in the diagnosis of minor anterior instability and for the morphological changes and associated injuries in established anterior dislocations.
L Adolfsson; J Lysholm
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0749-8063     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthroscopy     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-25     Completed Date:  1990-01-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506498     Medline TA:  Arthroscopy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Joint Instability / diagnosis*
Shoulder Dislocation / diagnosis
Shoulder Joint* / physiopathology

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