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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.

PASSIVE TESTS-Passive flexion

Positioning.

The subject lies in the supine position with extended legs. The examiner stands level with the subject’s knee. One hand grasps the distal part of the leg, just proximal to the malleoli; the other hand grasps the knee at the medial femoral condyle.

Procedure.

Move the extended leg upwards until the knee can […]

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