Bounce Home Test

AIIMS May 2011 had asked this question which was definitely out of scope for any undergraduate. The question goes like this:

In ‘ Bounce Home ’ test of  knee joint ‘end feels’ are all  except :

  1. Firm
  2. Spongy
  3. Empty
  4. Bony

First of all let’s understand what is “Bounce Home Test” :

  1. Indications
    1. Evaluation for KneeMeniscus Injury
  2. Technique
    1. Patient lies supine with legs extended
    2. Examiner holds ankle slightly elevated over table
    3. Examiner holds knee slightly flexed with other hand
    4. Examiner releases hold on knee
      1. Allows knee to fall passively into extension
  3. Interpretation: Positive Test suggests meniscal tear
    1. Knee Pain when knee falls into extension
    2. The end feel after this test is performed is usually rubbery/spongy/firm due to tear


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