Patellar Apprehension Test

 Patellar Apprehension Test

  • Patellar Apprehension Test is used to test whether the patella is likely to dislocate laterally

  •  Patient is supine with their affected knee extended
  • Examiner uses a slow and moderate pressure against the medial aspect of the patella moving it in a lateral direction
  • Examiner observes patient’s reaction

  • POSITIVE SIGN: Patient expresses apprehension and/ or might try to move their affected knee away from the pressure

  • Sensitivity: 100 %
  • Specificity: 88 %

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