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Sports Health. 2011 May;3(3):253-63.

Evaluation and management of posterior shoulder instability.

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  • 1University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Posterior shoulder instability is a commonly misdiagnosed disorder in many competitive athletes.

TYPE OF STUDY:

Clinical review.

EVIDENCE ACQUISITION:

Relevant studies on posterior shoulder instability from 1950 to 2010 in PubMed and Cochrane databases were reviewed.

RESULTS:

A total of 107 studies were reviewed.

CONCLUSION:

Patients who have undergone at least 6 months of physical therapy and still experience instability symptoms should be considered for surgical stabilization directed at their underlying pathology.

KEYWORDS:

dislocation; instability; laxity; management; posterior shoulder; subluxation

PMID:
23016015
PMCID:
PMC3445168
DOI:
10.1177/1941738111400562
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