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Descriptive Analysis Of Common Functional Limitations Identified By Patients With Shoulder Pain, Enrique V. Smith-Forbes, Stephanie D. Moore-Reed, Williab Ben Kibler, Phillip M. Westgate, Tim L. Uhl Apr 2015

Descriptive Analysis Of Common Functional Limitations Identified By Patients With Shoulder Pain, Enrique V. Smith-Forbes, Stephanie D. Moore-Reed, Williab Ben Kibler, Phillip M. Westgate, Tim L. Uhl

Timothy L. Uhl

CONTEXT: Recent establishment of G-codes by the US government requires therapists to report function limitations at initial evaluation. Limited information exists specific to the most common limitations in patients with shoulder pain.

OBJECTIVE: To describe the most commonly expressed shoulder limitations with activities and their severity/level of impairment from a patient's perspective on the initial evaluation.

DESIGN: Descriptive.

SETTING: Patients reporting pain with overhead activity and seeking medical attention from one orthopedic surgeon were recruited as part of a cohort study.

PATIENTS: 176 with shoulder superior labral tear from anterior to posterior (SLAP), subacromial impingement, combined SLAP and ...