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Orthopedic Special tests
What test is used for an Achilles tendon tear?
What is the name of the test used for torn anterior talofibular ligament?
Anterior Drawer test (ankle)
Name the test that helps diagnose a calcaneofibular ligament tear.
What does a Bump Test imply?
A possible advanced stress fracture.
What test is used to look for a gross fracture or stress fracture of the fibula?
The Squeeze test
What test can you use for a DVT (even though it is not accurate), in conjuction with other signs?
The Homen's sign
What does the Lachman's test imply?
Damage to the ACL
What is another name for the Lachman's test?
Anterior drawer test (knee) - tests for damage to ACL
What does a negative alternative Lachman's test with a positive anterior drawer test imply?
A tear in the PCL
What test can be used to look for a torn MCL?
A valgus test
What does a positive Varus test imply?
A tear in the LCL
This is a popping, clicking, or locking of the knee.
Positive McMurray's Click
What does a McMurray Test look for?
A meniscal tear in the knee.
A positive result for this test can be found with an indentation beneath the acromion process.
Laxity in the superior glenohumeral ligament is implied with a positive ________ Test?
A sulcus test
If you have a tear in the inferior portion of the glenoid labrium what test may be used to help diagnose?
The sulcus test
If patient thinks that the shoulder may dislocate during this test, what direction is the glenohumeral joint being rotated?
What does the relocation test of the shoulder look for?
Anterior glenohumeral laxity
A positive AC compression test implies what?
Damage to the coracoclavicular ligament and maybe the acromioclavicular ligament
What is the other name for the "empty can" test?
What does the "empty can" test imply if positive?
An impinged supraspinatus and possibly an inflamed coracoacromial arch
Where would you feel pain if positive for a Yergason's Test?
Where does a snapping/popping in the bicipital groove during a Yergason's test imply damage?
Tear or laxity of the transverse humeral ligament. If no popping but still painful, think bicipital tendonitis
What test can look for ulnar nerve compromise?
What problem may lead to tingling sensation along the forearm, hand, and fingers?
Ulnar nerve compromise
What nerve is involved in carpal tunnel syndrome?
Median nerve - positive Tinel's sign for wrist
What area of the body is examined during a Phalen's test?
The wrist - looking at median nerve compression
What position is the patient holding their hands for a Phalen test?
Flexed wrist (think praying hands inverted)
Why would you perform an Allen test?
To insure adequate blood supply to the hand from the radial and ulnar arteries
If you have pain on the side
lateral bending with a brachial plexus stretch what is implied?
The brachial plexus is stretched
If you have pain on the
side as the lateral bend in a brachial plexus stretch what is implied?
Pinched cervical nerve roots between the two vertebrae
If performing a Allen test by abduction of the shoulder and get a positive result, what should you see?
The radial pulse will disappear
What muscle is compressing the neurovascular bundle in a positive shoulder Allen test?
What test, if positive, could be because the patient is not trying to perform the maneuver?
Hoover test - active straight leg raise is not attempted
If positive for pain in the SI joints, where did the examiner press?
Pressure is applied bilaterally to the ASIS
Where does the examiner press to test for SI pain in the SI distraction test?
Pressure is applied to the anterior portion of the ilium