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Patella Grind Test

Aka: Patella Grind Test, Patella Femoral Grinding Test, Patella Inhibition Test
  1. Indications
    1. Evaluation for Patellofemoral Syndrome
  2. Technique
    1. Patient lies supine on table
    2. Examiner pushes Patella distally in trochlear groove
    3. Patient tightens quadriceps against Patella resistance
  3. Interpretation: Positive Test suggests PFS
    1. Pain or crepitation with Patella movement
    2. Normal Patella movement in trochlear groove is smooth

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