Talar Tilt Test

 Talar Tilt Test

What is Talar Tilt Test?

Talar Tilt Test consists of two parts, Inversion Stress Test or Varus Stress Test and Eversion Stress Test or Valgus Stress Test:

See Also: Ankle and Foot Anatomy

How do you perform a Talar Tilt Test?

The patient lies supine or sits with both legs hanging from the edge of the examination table. The examiner grasps the patient’s calcaneus with one hand and keeps the foot in a neutral position. The other hand stabilizes the lower leg above the ankle:

The laxity is compared to the contralateral side.

What does a positive Talar Tilt Test mean?

Visibly or palpably obvious strong angulation or a difference of more than 15° between both ankles associated with pain is suggestive of complete tears of lateral collateral ligament of the ankle or the deltoid ligament.

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Talar Tilt Test

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