Does hand-behind-back range of motion accurately reflect shoulder internal rotation?

@article{Ginn2006DoesHR,
  title={Does hand-behind-back range of motion accurately reflect shoulder internal rotation?},
  author={Karen A Ginn and Milton L Cohen and Robert D. Herbert},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={311-4}
}
Shoulder internal rotation (IR) is commonly assessed by an indirect method where the hand is placed behind the back and the distance reached by the tip of the extended thumb is recorded. The aim of this study was to assess the validity of measuring active IR range of motion (ROM) by use of the indirect hand-behind-back (HBB) ROM method in subjects with shoulder pain of mechanical origin. We recruited 137 subjects with unilateral shoulder pain. HBB ROM was determined by measuring the distance… CONTINUE READING