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Journal of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society 2008;11(1):13-18.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/CiSE.2008.11.1.013    Published online June 30, 2008.
Physical Examinations of Rotator Cuff Tear
Kyung Cheon Kim, Kwang Jin Rhee, Hyun Dae Shin, Ki Yong Byun
1Department of Orthopedic surgery, Chung-Nam University Hospital, Daejon, Korea. kckim@cnuh.co.kr
2Department of Orthopedic surgery, Hankook Hospital, Daejon, Korea.
3Department of Orthopedic surgery, Join Hospital, Daejon, Korea.
회전근 개 파열의 이학적 검사
충남대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실, 대전한국병원 정형외과**
조인병원 정형외과
Successful treatment of any pathological condition of the shoulder requires an accurate diagnosis. Physical examination represents an integral part of the assessment of shoulder disorders. Pain, loss of strength, decreased range of motion, and instability are the most common symptoms caused by a great variety of different shoulder pathologies. Therefore, a sophisticated clinical approach to the patient with shoulder pathology is essential. A standardized evaluation including a variety of diagnostic tests and clinical assessments improves the diagnostic accuracy by specifically examining one component of the shoulder complex. In most cases a careful physical examination will establish or suggest a diagnosis and special investigative techniques such as imaging procedures can be applied more selectively for confirmation or further evaluation of the pathological entity.
Key Words: Shoulder; Physical examination


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