This is a test for decreased knee extension.
- With the patient supine, the examiner flexes the knee while holding the heel.
- The knee is allowed to extend passively and should have a definite endpoint. It should “bounce home” into extension.
- A positive test occurs when full extension cannot be attained and a rubbery resistance is felt. Fluid in the knee joint prevents the joint from bouncing home.
- Causes for a positive test may be a torn meniscus, loose body, intracapsular swelling, or fluid in the knee joint
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