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Special Tests Covered in this Lesson:

Anterior Instability and Labrum Pathology:

Research studies evaluating clusters for glenoid labrum pathology tend to group apprehension tests, tests that compress the labrum, tests for tolerance to resisted shoulder flexion, and/or tests that load the biceps tendon (4, 6, 7, 9, 24, 30, 32). However, current studies investigating clusters fail to use the best tests from each of these