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Talar Tilt Test

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Other Names

Clinical demonstration of talar tilt test[1]
  • Talar Tilt
  • Varus stress test

Purpose


Description

  • The patient is seated, ankle in neutral position
  • Foot is plantarflexed to 10 - 20°
  • Distal leg is stabilized with one hand, hindfoot is passively inverted with the other hand
  • Lateral talus is palpated to evaluate for 'tilting'
  • Positive test:
    • Laxity compared to the unaffected limb

Pathology


Evidence

  • Hertel et al[2]
    • Sensitivity: 67%
    • Specificity: 75%
    • LR+: 2.7
    • LR-: 0.44

See Also


References

  1. https://www.orthobullets.com/foot-and-ankle/7028/ankle-sprain
  2. Hertel et al. Extracted from Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests: An Evidence-Based Approach: "Medial Talar Tilt Stress Test."
Created by:
John Kiel on 13 August 2019 00:56:38
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25 May 2023 05:37:45
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