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Ankle Anterior Drawer Test

Aka: Ankle Anterior Drawer Test
  1. Indications
    1. Lateral Ankle Sprain evaluation
  2. Advantages in evaluation of ankle stability
    1. Most sensitive test
    2. Least painful test
  3. Technique
    1. Patient positions foot in slight plantar flexion
    2. Brace anterior shin with left hand
    3. Pull heel anteriorly with right hand
    4. Positive test findings
      1. Laxity and poor endpoint on forward translation
  4. Interpretation of positive test: Grade 2-3 Ankle Sprain
    1. Anterior Talofibular ligament rupture
    2. Possible Calcaneofibular ligament rupture
      1. Tested with Talar Tilt Test
  5. References
    1. Bulucu (1991) Foot Ankle 11:389-93 [PubMed]

anterior drawer sign of ankle (C2088027)

Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060)
English anterior drawer sign of ankle, anterior drawer sign of ankle (physical finding)
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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