External Rotation Test
What is External Rotation Test?
- The external rotation test is used to demonstrate the integrity of the syndesmotic ligaments of the ankle joint.
How it's Performed?
- The patient sits with the knee flexed to 90°.
- The foot is gently grasped and rotated laterally with the ankle locked in neutral.
What does a positive External Rotation Test mean?
- A positive test result occurs when the patient has pain over the syndesmosis.
Sensitivity & Specificity
- Sensitivity: 20%
- Specificity: 84.8%