Tests For Examination Of The Knee
a year ago
This educational animated video describes test for evaluation of knee injuries and all the maneuvers you need to know to preform an excellent knee examination.
McMurray’s test is a knee examination test that shows pain or a painful click as the knee is brought from flexion to extension with either internal or external rotation.
Lachman’s test is the most sensitive examination test for ACL injury.
The Pivot shift test is a specific test for ACL deficient knee (ACL injury). Pivot shift is pathognomonic for an ACL tear and is best demonstrated in a chronic setting.
The reverse Pivot shift test helps to diagnose acute or chronic posterolateral instability of the knee.
The posterior drawer test is the most accurate test for PCL injury.
The Dial test is performed to diagnose posterolateral instability due to posterolateral corner injury with or without PCL injury.
The varus stress test checks for joint laxity on the outside of the knee, which usually represents an injury to the lateral collateral ligament.