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The Rowe Score for Instability
(With the permission of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery)
   
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Please answer the following questions.  
Section 1 - Stability
No Recurrence, subluxation or apprehension
Apprehension when placing arm in certain positions
Subluxation (not requiring reduction)
Recurrent Dislocation

 

Section 2 - Motion
100% of normal ext rotation, int rotation and elevation
75% of normal ext rotation, int rotation and elevation
50% of normal ext rotation, int rotation and elevation
50% of normal elevation, and int rotation, No ext rotation

 

Section 3 - Function

No limitation of work or sports, little or no discomfort (eg shoulder strong overhead, lifting, swimming, throwing, tennis)

Mild limitation and minimum discomfort
Moderate limitation and discomfort
Marked limitation and pain
   
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Interpreting the Rowe Score for Instability

100 - 90

Excellent

89 - 75
Good
74 - 51
Fair
50 or less
Poor

References: C R Rowe, Dinesh Patel, WW Southmayd JBJS-A, The Bankart Procedure, A long-term end-result study. 60-A, 1978, 1-16 Link