Specific evaluation of the function of force couples relevant for stabilization of the glenohumeral joint

Man Ther. 2003 Nov;8(4):247-53. doi: 10.1016/s1356-689x(03)00095-x.


Two clinical evaluation procedures for assessment of dynamic stability of the glenohumeral joint are presented in this paper, together with the biomedical evidence on which they are based. They are the Dynamic Rotary Stability Test (DRST) and the Dynamic Relocation Test (DRT). The purpose of the tests is presented and the technique required to perform the tests are described in detail.

MeSH terms

  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Humerus / physiology*
  • Muscle Contraction / physiology
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiology
  • Range of Motion, Articular / physiology*
  • Rotation
  • Rotator Cuff / physiology*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Shoulder Joint / physiology*