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Syndesmotic Palpation Test

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Other Names

Demonstration of the syndesmotic palpation test[1]
  • Syndesmotic Palpation Test

Purpose


Description

  • The patient is seated or supine
  • The examiner palpates the interosseous membrane between the fibula and tibia distally
  • Positive test
    • Pain upon palpation over anterior distal syndesmosis
    • Often worse proximal/anterior to lateral malleolus, ATFL

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Błasiak, Adrian, Bogusław Sadlik, and Roman Brzóska. "Injuries of the distal tibio-fibular syndesmosis." Pol Orthop Traumatol 78 (2013): 139-150.
Created by:
John Kiel on 6 April 2022 12:11:09
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25 May 2023 04:30:30
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