To the orthopedist, the approach to the posterior shoulder area is not so familiar as that to the anterior shoulder.1–3 In the field of sports medicine, however, it is necessary to be able to expose the posterior aspect of the shoulder atraumatically in order to treat recurrent posterior subluxations/dislocations of the shoulder and to debride calcium and bone spurs in this area. The diagnosis of posterior shoulder instability is usually difficult, but it can be made with repeated examination of the athlete.4,5
KeywordsDeltoid Muscle Posterior Capsule Minor Muscle Posterior Shoulder Infraspinatus Muscle
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