Squeeze Test

 Squeeze Test

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:
    1. Bones
    2. Interosseus membrane
    3. 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%

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