Waldron Test

 Waldron Test

What is Waldron Test?

Waldron Test (or as it called a unilateral squat) is used to evaluate the presence of patellofemoral syndrome or the runner’s knee.

How it’s Performed?

Waldron Test
Waldron Test

What does a positive Waldron Test mean?

Nijs et al.1 reported unimpressive positive and negative likelihood ratios for this test.

Patellofemoral syndrome

Patellofemoral syndrome is most common in young teenage girls and young men in their 20s. It’s the most common cause of anterior knee pain.

Other differential diagnosis of anterior knee pain include:

  1. Tears of the menisci
  2. medial synovial plica syndrome.
  3. inflammatory or degenerative arthritis.
  4. tumors of the joint.
  5. ligament injuries that mimic patellar instability.
  6. osteochondritis dissecans of the medial femoral condyle.
  7. prepatellar bursitis.
  8. patellar tendinitis.
  9. inflammation of the patellar fat pad.
  10. Sindig Larsen Johansson syndrome.
Patellofemoral syndrome

References

  1. Nijs J, Van Geel C, Van der auwera C, Van de Velde B. Diagnostic value of five clinical tests in patellofemoral pain syndrome. Man Ther. 2006 Feb;11(1):69-77. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2005.04.002. Epub 2005 Jun 13. PMID: 15950517.
  2. Waldron VD: A test for chondromalacia patella. Orthop Rev 12:103, 1983.
  3. Dutton’s Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, And Intervention 3rd Edition.

Share with Friends:

Read Also:


Related Tests

Ege’s Test

Ege’s Test (also called the weight-bearing McMurray test) is used to detect a tear of the lateral or…

Dial Test

Dial Test (or tibial external rotation test) is used in evaluation of posterolateral instability of the knee. It…

Thessaly Test

Thessaly test is used to detect lateral or medial meniscal tears / lesions of the knee joint. It is based…

See Also:

Latest from Orthofixar

Distal Radius Fractures

Distal Radius Fractures is the most common fracture encountered by orthopedic trauma surgeons accounting for 17.5% of all…

Kohler’s Disease

Kohler's Disease (or Osteochondrosis of the tarsal navicular) is an avascular necrosis of the navicular bone of the…

Dupuytren Contracture

Dupuytren contracture is a painless, but progressive flexion contracture of the fingers caused by a benign fibroproliferative disorder.

Mortons Neuroma Symptoms and Treatment

Mortons Neuroma is a compressive neuropathy of the interdigital nerve, usually between the third and fourth metatarsals.

Special Tests App

Special Test Application
Special Test Application