Thompson Test

Thompson Test is used to Identify the presence of a complete Achilles rupture.
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 Thompson Test

What is Thompson Test?

  • Thompson Test is used to Identify the presence of a complete Achilles rupture.

How it's Performed?

  • Patient is prone , feet over the edge of the table, legs relaxed
  • Squeeze the affected gastrocnemius and soleus muscles

What does a positive Thompson Test mean?

  • POSITIVE TEST: Absence of plantarflexion when the muscles are squeezed

Sensitivity & Specificity

  • Sensitivity: 96-100 %
  • Specificity: 93-100 %

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