Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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External recurvatum test

Positioning.

The subject lies supine with both legs relaxed and extended. The examiner grasps
the big toes.

Procedure.

Both legs are lifted simultaneously. The amount of external rotation of the tibial plateau and the degree of recurvatum are observed. In a positive test, unilateral excess of external rotation and recurvatum is seen.

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