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Waldrens Test

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Demonstration of Waldren's test with the supine (A) and standing (B) variations[1]
  • Waldren's Test

Purpose


Description

Standing Version

  • The patient is standing, clinician is kneeling at the side of the affected leg
  • Patient is asked to perform deep knee bends while physician palpates the Patella
  • Positive Test
    • Pain, crepitus & poor tracking of the patella

Supine Version

  • The patient lies supine
  • Examiner presses the patella into the femur while simultaneously passively flexing the knee
  • Positive Test
    • Pain, crepitus & poor tracking of the patella

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Halabchi, Farzin, et al. "Patellofemoral pain in athletes: clinical perspectives." Open access journal of sports medicine (2017): 189-203.
Created by:
John Kiel on 19 February 2021 23:44:07
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25 May 2023 07:50:25
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