Ellman’s Compression Rotation test is a shoulder examination used to indicate glenohumeral arthritis.
- Patient side lying on unaffected side, examiner abducts shoulder 30° & applies a compressive force into the GH joint while rotating the patient’s arm medially & laterally.
Positive Pain or crepitus with movement → Glenohumeral osteoarthritis.
Patients with significant arthritis usually present with pain & loss of motion in the shoulder.
Precipitating factors to GH degeneration may include trauma, RA rotator cuff pathologies, osteonecrosis, infection.