External Rotation Test

 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%



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