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Knee Extension Angle

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Other Names

  • Knee Extension Angle
  • Popliteal Angle

Purpose

  • Evaluate the range of motion, tightness or contracture of the Hip Extensors

Description

  • The patient is supine, hip is flexed to 90°
  • Extend knee until resistance is met
  • Measure popliteal angle from tibia to femur
  • Positive test
    • Limited extension of knee due to hamstring or hip extensor tightness, contracture
    • Popliteal angle & knee extension angle add up to 180°

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 9 April 2022 12:01:55
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9 April 2022 12:06:04
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