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Apley's Scratch Test

Aka: Apley's Scratch Test, Apley Scratch Test, Apley Stretch Test
  1. See Also
    1. Shoulder Range of Motion
    2. Lift-Off Subscapularis Test
    3. Shoulder Anatomy
    4. Shoulder Exam
    5. Shoulder History
    6. Shoulder Pain
  2. Indication
    1. Shoulder Exam
  3. Exam: Abduction and External Rotation Test Technique
    1. Compare both sides
    2. Reach over Shoulders to "scratch" between Scapulae
      1. Measure to which Vertebrae thumb can reach
  4. Exam: Adduction and Internal Rotation Test Technique
    1. Compare both sides
    2. Reach behind back as if to scratch low back and reach for opposite Scapula
      1. Measure to which Vertebrae thumb can reach
    3. From this position can also test subscapularis Muscle Strength
      1. See Lift-Off Subscapularis Test

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