III. Mechanism

  1. Tests for lateral knee structure tightness

IV. Technique

  1. Patient lies supine
  2. Patella grasped between thumb and forefinger
  3. Tilt Patella
    1. Medial Patella compressed posteriorly
    2. Lateral Patella lifted

V. Interpretation: Abnormal

  1. Lateral Patella cannot be raised to horizontal
  2. Suggests tight lateral knee structures
    1. Patellofemoral Syndrome
    2. Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis

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