Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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Anterior drawer test in internal rotation

Positioning.

The subject is positioned as for the previous test. The lower leg and foot are internally rotated as far as is comfortably possible. The examiner places both hands around the upper part of the tibia with the index fingers on
the hamstring tendons and the thumbs at the the anterior border of the joint.

Procedure.

Draw the upper part of the tibia forwards and add a strong jerk at the end of
range.

Common pathological situations.

Internal rotation tightens the intact posterior cruciate ligament which prevents any movement.

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