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Wilsons Test

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Other Names

  • Wilson's Sign
  • Wilson's Test

Purpose


Description

  • The patient is seated with legs hanging off, knee should be flexed to 90°
  • Grab the foot and internally rotate the tibia
  • Ask the patient to extend their leg until they feel pain
  • Positive test:
    • Pain at about 30° from full extension
    • Should resolve when returned to a neutral position

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 18 July 2019 22:52:23
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Last edited:
25 May 2023 07:55:02
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