The weighted abduction Grashey shoulder method.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Grashey shoulder position is used to demonstrate damage to the glenohumeral joint caused by osteoarthritis, sclerosis, tumors, fractures, osteophytes and cystic changes. However, it can be difficult to assess loss of articular cartilage using the Grashey shoulder position because little axial load is applied to the glenohumeral joint. This article describes a method of creating a loading force across the glenohumeral joint by adding weighted arm abduction during the Grashey position to demonstrate loss of the articular cartilage. Case studies and radiographs are presented to discuss the advantages of using the Grashey position with weighted abduction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Apple, AS; Pedowitz, RA; Speer, KP

Published Date

  • November 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 69 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 151 - 156

PubMed ID

  • 9397474

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8397


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States