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Nobles Test

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Other Names

  • Noble Compression Test
  • Compression Test
  • Noble's Test

Purpose

Noble's Test[1]

Description

  • The patient is supine
  • The examiner grasp just above the ankle and slowly bend the knee back and forth several times from 0-90°
  • While doing this, they palpate and apply firm pressure on the lateral epicondyle of the femur for crepitus with the thumb of the other hand.
  • Positive Test:
    • Palpable Snapping
    • Rubbing
    • Crepitus
    • Localized pain

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of uptodate.com
Created by:
John Kiel on 7 August 2019 13:38:13
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Last edited:
19 April 2023 23:45:28
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