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Knee stabilty how does a orthosurgeon check knee stabilty? Why do they need to check knee stabilty?

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Dr. Mary Engrav
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It is a clinical diagnosis. They do a series of physical examination tests on the knee to see if it is stable. There is the mcmurray test, which is a rotational test of the knee to check for cartilage injuries. There is a drawer test, where the physician puts pressure on the lower part of the leg to see if there is unstable movement against the top part of the leg. The lachman test is another form of this test. There are also electronic devices frequently used in the offie now that strap onto the leg and can help measure the function of the acl ligament.

In brief: That

That is a good question.
It is a clinical diagnosis. They do a series of physical examination tests on the knee to see if it is stable. There is the mcmurray test, which is a rotational test of the knee to check for cartilage injuries. There is a drawer test, where the physician puts pressure on the lower part of the leg to see if there is unstable movement against the top part of the leg. The lachman test is another form of this test. There are also electronic devices frequently used in the offie now that strap onto the leg and can help measure the function of the acl ligament.
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engrav
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