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Hyper Dorsiflexion Sign

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Other Names

  • Forced Dorsiflexion sign
  • Dorsiflexion maneuver test
  • Hyper-dorsiflexion sign
  • Hyperdorsiflexion sign

Purpose

Demonstration of the forced or hyperdorsiflexion test[1]

Description

  • The patient is laying on the examination table
    • They can be prone or supine
    • Knees are bent if prone
  • Physician passively dorsiflexes both feet maximally and compares the injured to the non injured side
  • Positive test
    • Increased dorsiflexion or laxity on the affected limb

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Davies MS, Peereboom J, Saxby T. Hyperdorsiflexion Sign in Tears of the Tendo Achillis. Foot & Ankle International. 1998;19(9):647-647.
Created by:
John Kiel on 17 May 2021 15:50:13
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12 April 2023 16:59:54
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