I. Indications

  1. Assessment for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture

III. Technique

  1. Patient lies in lateral decubitus position
    1. Affected knee extended
    2. Affected Tibia internally rotated
  2. Examiner
    1. Apply valgus stress to knee (push from lateral side)
    2. Flex knee
  3. Images
    1. orthoKneePivotShiftKneeBent.jpg

IV. Interpretation: Positive Test for ACL rupture

  1. Clunk felt at 30 degrees knee flexion

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Ontology: Pivot shift test response (C0231759)

Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060)
SnomedCT 20910001
English Pivot shift test, Pivot shift test response (observable entity), Pivot shift test response
Spanish prueba de desplazamiento del eje (entidad observable), prueba de desplazamiento del eje