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Plantar Dorsal Percussion Test

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Other Names

  • Plantar Dorsal Percussion Test
  • Plantar Percussion Test
  • Dorsal Percussion test

Purpose

  • Evaluate the cause of foot and toe pain

Description

  • The dorsal and plantar intermetatarsal spaces are percussed with a finger
  • Positive test
    • Localized pain at the intermetatarsal space with percussion

Pathology


Evidence

Mortons Neuroma

  • Mahadevan et al[1]
    • Sensitivity: 62%
    • Specificity: 100%
    • PPV: 100%
    • NPV: 0%
    • Diagnostic Accuracy: 61%

See Also


References

  1. Mahadevan, Devendra, et al. "Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for Morton's neuroma compared with ultrasonography." The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 54.4 (2015): 549-553.
Created by:
John Kiel on 2 February 2022 06:32:16
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