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Matles Test

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Other Names

  • Matles test

Purpose

Matles Test
Positive Matle's test. Note the affected leg in the foreground is resting in a position of dorsiflexion compared to the other leg[1]

Description

  • The patient lies prone, both knees flexed to 90°
    • Feet are relaxed
    • Physician observes resting position of feet
  • Normal
    • Feet are in slight plantarflexion
  • Abnormal
    • Foot is in dorsiflexion

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Periasamy, Madhu, Hari Venkatramani, and Raja Sabapathy Shanmuganathan. "Management of Chronic Achilles Tendon Injuries—Review of Current Protocols and Surgical Options." Indian journal of plastic surgery: official publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India 52.1 (2019): 109.
Created by:
John Kiel on 17 May 2021 15:06:28
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13 January 2023 16:11:52
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