Lachman test for knee

Lachman test for kneeCreated OnApril 18, 2020Last Updated OnApril 18, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Clinical Examination Lachman test for knee < All Topics Table of Contents Lachman test Widely accepted as it is more sensitive than drawer test, but difficult to perform in the patient with big thighs or students with small hands. The patient’s knee is flexed into 20-30o, with your left hand, grasp the distal thigh and your right hand on proximal tibia and try to glide tibia over the femur. If there is movement, note the grade as in drawer test. Compare on both sides. In the exam situation, which test, Drawer or Lachman test is depending on the question. If the question does not specify any test, you may choose your convenient one. Taken from Doctrina Perpetua: Physical examination in Orthopaedics

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