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Tibialis Anterior Passive Stretch Test

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Other Names

Tibialis Anterior Passive Stretch Test[1]
  • Tibialis Anterior Passive Stretch (TAPS) Test

Purpose


Description

  • Examiner applies ankle plantarflexion, hindfoot eversion, midfoot abduction and pronation force is in an attempt to passively stretch the TA tendon
  • Positive test
    • Increase in or reproduction pain at the TA tendon insertion

Pathology


Evidence

Tibialis Anterior Tendinopathy

  • Need citation
    • Sensitivity: 90%
    • Specificity: 95%

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of AAFP.org
Created by:
John Kiel on 27 December 2021 08:22:20
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25 May 2023 06:32:19
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