Patellofemoral Grind Test

 Patellofemoral Grind Test

What is Patellofemoral Grind Test?

  • Patellofemoral Grind Test is used for the presence of patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (chondromalacia patellae)

How it's Performed?

  • Patient is supine with their knees extended
  • Examiner compresses the patella posteriorly onto the femoral condyles and then, moderately move the patella distally
  • Examiner instructs patient to contract the quadriceps muscles ( to pull patella proximally)

What does a positive Patellofemoral Grind Test mean?

  • POSITIVE TEST: Pain, crepitus, apprehension of the patient as the irritated surfaces of the patella rub over the femur.

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