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Resisted extension of the knee

Positioning.

The subject lies prone with the knee flexed to 70°. The examiner stands level with the thigh and leans over the subject. The ipsilateral hand is placed on the distal end of the thigh to stabilize it on the couch. The elbow of the other arm is positioned ventrally around the distal end […]

Resisted flexion of the knee

Positioning.

The subject lies prone with the knee in 30° of flexion. The examiner stands level with the thigh and leans over the subject. One hand is on the ilium, the other presses against the distal end of the lower leg.

Procedure.

Ask the subject to flex the knee, and resist the movement .

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