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Patellar Tilt Test

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Other Names

  • Tilt Test
  • Passive Patellar Tilt Test

Purpose

Illustration of the patellar tilt test[1]
  • Evaluate the Patella as a cause of knee pain

Description

  • Patient lies supine
  • Patella grasped between thumb and forefinger
  • The lateral patella is raised with the thumb and medial patella is compressed
  • Abnormal
    • Lateral Patella cannot be raised to horizontal

Pathology


Evidence

  • Needs to be updated

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of https://asiamedicalspecialists.hk/, "patellofemoral pain"
Created by:
John Kiel on 16 February 2021 18:28:08
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6 February 2024 13:31:24
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