Dr. Kevin Yip

Dr Kevin Yip
Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(UK), FRCS(EDIN), FAM(SING), FHKCOS(ORTHO)

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MAXIMAL ISOMETRIC CONTRACTIONS OF THE FOOT

Resisted dorsiflexion of the foot

Positioning.

The subject lies supine with the knee extended and the foot in neutral position.
The examiner is distal to the foot. Both hands are placed at the dorsum of the forefoot.

Procedure.

Ask the patient to extend the foot.

Common mistakes.

None.

Anatomical structures tested:

Muscle function:

• Tibialis anterior
• Extensor hallucis longus
• Extensor digitorum longus
• Peroneus tertius.

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