What is Squeeze Test?
The squeeze test is also known as the fibular compression test.
- The squeeze test is used for diagnosis of syndesmotic ankle sprains.
- It is used alongside with the ankle external rotation test.
How it's Performed?
- The test is performed by compresses the proximal fibula against the tibia with both hand of the examiner, to assess the integrity of the:
- Interosseus membrane
- Syndesmotic ligaments.
What does a positive Squeeze Test mean?
- The test is considered positive if Pain occurs with fracture or diastasis (Interosseus membrane or Syndesmosis injury).
Sensitivity & Specificity
- Sensitivity: 30%
- Specificity: 93.5%