How reliable are tests that assess scapular dyskinesis?

...a systematic review aiming to provide an answer

Scapular dyskinesis describes an alteration of the normal scapular pattern and is not only commonly seen after shoulder injuries, but is also an associated risk factor for shoulder injuries. Tests to investigate scapular dyskinesis are used to identify the prevalence and the extent of a scapular dyskinesis. Scapular physical examination tests are performed in routine care, although it is not known if they are reliable. Thus, this systematic review aimed to investigate the reliability of these tests.


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