Posterior Drawer Test of the ankle
- Posterior Drawer Test of the ankle is used to test for Posterior Talofibular ligament injury and/or ligamentous instability
- Patient is supine with foot relaxed
- Examiner stabilizes tibia and fibula with one hand
- With the Patient’s foot plantar flexed to 20 degrees, the Examiner holds the patient’s calcaneus with other hand then distracts the calcaneus from the tibia and fibula ( by slowly pulling the calcanues inferiorly)
- Examiner places an posteriorly directed pressure on the calcaneus and talus, applying overpressure at the end of the passive range.
- POSITIVE SIGN
- Ligamentous laxity or rupture with Presence of sulcus and pain, and/ or
- Excessive posterior translation of the talus.