Flashcards in Exam - joints Deck (5)
What are specific signs of joint effusion in the knee?
Bulge sign & patellar tap
What does Trendelenberg test indicate?
Trendelenberg test for abductor weakness at the hip
•A negative test (normal) - the patient can hold the non stance leg flexed for 30 seconds and the iliac crest on the non stance side is higher than the stance side
•A positive test (abnormal) - the patient is unable to achieve or maintain this position
•Interpretation of a positive test – generally weakness of the hip abductor muscles on the stance side often associated with osteoarthritis of that hip
What does Thomas test indicate?
Thomas test to detect fixed flexion deformity of the hip
What does Schober's test indicate?
Schober’s test for lumbar spine