Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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Resisted lateral rotation

Positioning.

The subject sits with the lower legs pendent. The examiner squats in front of
the knee. The ipsilateral hand is placed against the lateral aspect of the forefoot and maintains dorsiflexion. The contralateral hand encircles the
heel from the medial side.

Procedure.

The patient is asked to turn the foot outwards while the examiner applies strong
counter-pressure.

Common mistakes.

[f dorsiflexion is not maintained, the subject will execute an eversion of the
foot.

Anatomical structures tested:

Muscle function:

• Biceps femoris
• Tensor fasciae latae.

Indirect traction on inert structures:

• Proximal tibiofibular joint

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