How is arm function assessed in the evaluation of hemiplegic shoulder pain?

Updated: Feb 08, 2019
  • Author: Robert Gould, DO; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Assess arm function. Perform the Action Research Arm Test.

Evaluation of shoulder pain includes the following:

  • Ritchie articular index (ordinal measurement)

  • Shoulder lateral rotation ROM to the point of pain (SROMP) - Precise ratio measurement, requires the use of a goniometer


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