How to treat posterior glenohumeral instability

...a complex problem

Previous research has underestimated the incidence of posterior glenohumeral instability (PGI). This systematic review aimed to determine the best evidence-based conservative treatment for patients with PGI.

Patients with PGI often showed an increased glenohumeral retroversion. Especially individuals who are engaged in activities that bring the shoulder repetitively in a position of flexion, adduction and internal rotation and individuals with a generalised ligamentous laxity are at a high risk for the development of PGI.

Patients with PGI often complain about an aching pain and weakness along the posterior glenohumeral joint line or a tightening sensation felt around the posterior cuff. Frequently, there can be a clicking sensation around the posterior joint line.


Curious about the rest of the article?

Sign up as a member of the Anatomy & Physiotherapy Society. 
Check out the benefits of a membership and give it a try today! 
Or have a look at our monthly featured article (free) on our homepage.

Already a member? Login below

Signup for our weekly or monthly newsletter and get notified on updates on the themes you're interested in:

Please enable the javascript to submit this form

Anatomy & Physiotherapy is a joint venture
between SoPhy & Sharing Science

Summaries on Physiotherapy B.V.
Berkenweg 7
Postbus 1161
3800 BD Amersfoort
The Netherlands

Chamber of commerce: 74973738
Bank: NL72ABNA0849809959
V.A.T. number: NL860093530B01

Sharing Science
Rijksweg Zuid 99
6134 AA Sittard
The Netherlands
Chamber of Commerce: 58306862