Pivot Shift Test

Pivot Shift Test is used to diagnosis of rotatory instability related to injury of anterior cruciate ligament ACL…
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 Pivot Shift Test

What is Pivot Shift Test?

How it's Performed?

  • Flexing the knee from 0° (full extension) to 90° of knee flexion while applying an internal rotation stress to the tibia and a valgus stress to the knee.

What does a positive Pivot Shift Test mean?

  • A positive test is seen with a rapid anterior subluxation of the tibia at 20–30° of flexion as it reduces under the femoral condyles.
  • Functionally, this is reproducing the event that occurs when the knee gives way due to ACL rupture.

Sensitivity & Specificity

  • Sensitivity: 24 %
  • Specificity: 98 %



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