Affection of the Glenohumeral Articulation

Meaning of the examination of isolated movements in the glenohumeral articulation

Complex movements show us a disorder of the whole shoulder girdle, but they are not able to specify the impaired structure exactly. For closer specification of pathological structure we have to make an examination of the isolated movement in the glenohumeral articulation. If we find out a restriction of the isolated extension of movements (both active and passive) in the glenohumeral articulation, then it deals with an affection of structures lying in a tight closeness of the glenohumeral articulation.

Examination of the Isolated Extension of the Movement of the Glenohumeral Articulation

During this examination we watch the restriction of movements towards the second side and pains during the movement.