Constant-Murley Shoulder Outcome Score

Constant-Murley Shoulder Outcome Score [Also known as Constant Score] is used for assessing the outcomes of the treatment of shoulder disorders.

It is the recommended scoring system of the European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery.

First published in 1987,  it offers the benefits of including

  • Pain score
  • Functional assessment
  • Range of motion
  • Strength measures.

Note: The score is  not suitable for Shoulder Instability

Scoring System

The score consists of four variables that are used to assess the function of the shoulder. The right and left shoulders are assessed separately.

Two variables are subjective [patient tells about the intensity of the variable and two are objective [Examiner examines the variable and notes the finding.

The subjective Variables [Maximum Score -35]

  • Pain  – Absence of pain gets maximum score 15
  • Limitation of Activities of daily living (sleep, work, recreation / sport). No limitations gets maximum score, 20

The subjective variables add to a maximum score of 35.

The objective Variables [Maximum Score - 65]

  • Range of motion – Maximum score 40
  • Strength – Maximum Score 25

Objective variables add to a total of 65.

Total Constant Score is calculated by adding the scores from subjective and objective variables.

Maximum possible total score is 100.

Technique of Calculation Of Constant Score is discussed in following article.

How To Calculate Constant Score For Shoulder?

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