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Joint Line Tenderness of the Knee

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Other Names

  • JLT
  • Joint Line Test

Purpose

Demonstration of the Joint Line Test[1]

Description

  • The patient is either laying supine or seated with knee flexed to 90°
  • Identify the joint space using the femoral condyle, tibial plateau and patellar tendon
  • Start anteriorly along the joint line and work your way posterior
  • This test should be performed on both the medial and lateral joint space
  • Positive test is pain during palpation

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of https://www.thestudentphysicaltherapist.com/, "Joint Line Tenderness"
Created by:
John Kiel on 29 July 2019 17:01:07
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15 April 2023 01:08:16
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