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Patellar Tilt Test

Aka: Patellar Tilt Test
  1. Indications
    1. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  2. Mechanism
    1. Tests for lateral knee structure tightness
  3. Technique
    1. Patient lies supine
    2. Patella grasped between thumb and forefinger
    3. Tilt Patella
      1. Medial Patella compressed posteriorly
      2. Lateral Patella lifted
  4. 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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