Apley, Alan Graham

(ap′lē)

Brit. orthopedic surgeon, 1914-1996.

Apley compression/distraction test

A test of shoulder function (with several variations) designed to detect asymmetries in range of motion observed during adduction, abduction, flexion, extension, internal rotation, and external rotation. The patient performs instructed movements involving positioning the hand to touch the opposite shoulder in front, behind the head, and behind the back onto or toward the opposite scapula.

Apley scratch test

A test of shoulder function with several variations designed to detect asymmetries in range of motion observed during adduction, flexion, extension, internal rotation, and external rotation. The patient performs instructed movements involving positioning the hand to touch the opposite shoulder in the scapular region from behind the back and over the shoulder.

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