Indications:

Relocation test is a shoulder instability examination used to indicate glenohumeral instability.

Procedure:

  1. Patient supine, after attempting the anterior apprehension test the examiner proceeds to apply anterior to posterior pressure over the glenohumeral joint.
Relocation test for shoulder

Patient supine, after attempting the anterior apprehension test the examiner proceeds to apply anterior to posterior pressure over the glenohumeral joint.

Interpretation:

Positive Decreased in pain or apprehension → glenohumeral instability, anterior glenoid labrum tear.

Clinical notes:

Synonyms: Fowler test/sign, Jobe Test
Pain reduction is a sign on normal glenohumeral orientation when the humeral head re-seats itself in the glenoid fossa.