Free online Penn Shoulder Score calculator

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Penn Shoulder Score Calculator

About the score:

Originally published in 1999 in Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management, the Penn Shoulder Score assesses patient pain (3 items), satisfaction (1 item), and function (20 items). This is a patient-reported outcome tool and the scores range from 0 to 100 with a score of 100 indicating low pain, high satisfaction, and high function. This is a joint-specific score, which may be useful for individuals with shoulder pathology. 

Original Literature:

Leggin, B. G., and J. Iannotti. “Shoulder outcome measurement.” Iannotti JP, Williams GR. Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (1999): 1024-1040.

Validation Literature:

Leggin, Brian G., et al. “The Penn shoulder score: reliability and validity.” Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports physical therapy36.3 (2006): 138-151.

Additional Literature:

Michener, Lori A., and Brian G. Leggin. “A review of self-report scales for the assessment of functional limitation and disability of the shoulder.” Journal of Hand Therapy 14.2 (2001): 68-76.

About the score developer:

Dr. Joseph P. Iannotti is the Maynard Madden Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Lerner College of Medicine and Chairman of the Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.

To view his publications, please visit PubMed.