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Crossed-Leg Test

Aka: Crossed-Leg Test
  1. Indications
    1. Ankle Sprain evaluation for High Ankle Sprain
  2. Patient Position
    1. Patient sits in a chair
    2. Cross the affected leg over the opposite knee
    3. Applies pressure to proximal fibula of affected leg
  3. Interpretation: Positive test for High Ankle Sprain
    1. Pain at distal ankle suggests syndesmotic injury
  4. References
    1. Kiter (2005) Foot Ankle Int 26:187-8 [PubMed]

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