So anyone on here speak plain English? Went to GP to pick up my report from the X-ray I had back in Aug 2016 clearly says minor subluxation which I knew.

She has written a letter to the physio to get me to see him again this is what she has written and if any of you could tell me what it actually means I’d be most grateful - in examination she has bilaterally tender acromion, abduction and anteversion to 90 degrees and then severe pain? What does that mean?

8 Answers

M_Fey
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Mari can you help?


Jeraldine.F
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Bilateral means both sides. Acromion is part of the shoulder. Abduction is how you move the shoulder/arm.


Jeraldine.F
Answered 5 months ago    reply

So she’s saying you have pain on both sides when you move your shoulder a certain way past 90 degrees. It tells the physio how to treat you.


beloved_pintail
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Thanks peeps tried looking it up but I’m tired and wasn’t getting too far


beloved_pintail
Answered 5 months ago    reply

I’ve been going to and fro the physio for years for this blimming shoulder! It pops and grinds in my sleep like crazy and goes out leaving me with pain in the shoulder, elbow, wrist and fingers also a cold hand it’s driving me nuts


elia_ronda
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Your acromion process is a specific boney landmark. Bilateral means both sides. abduction 90 degrees means you can hold your arms out 90 degrees away from the side of your body. Like you are making a T. Normal ROM is 180 for that motion. Anteversion is refering to forward rotation or tipping motion that happens during abduction.

elia_ronda
Answered 5 months ago    reply

This is shoulder abduction. The anteversion is forward tipping of the humeral head of the humerus (shoulder).

beloved_pintail
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Thank you my last X-ray says minor subluxation and previous fracture to left clavicle noted, I didn’t even know I’d broken it never went to hospital etc lord knows when I did that


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