The Anterior Drawer Test is a commonly used in orthopedic examinations to test for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) integrity. This is one of the most well known and most used special tests in orthopedics and is also one of the easiest to perform.
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test : Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury/ tearing Anterior Drawer Test positive: proximal head of tibia can be pulled anteriorly past femur procedure: pt supine, knee flexed @ 90degrees, foot flat on table examiner- sit on foot, both thumbs on knee (either side patellar lig), other fingers in popliteal fossa Posterior drawer test = same except backwards (push tibia posteriorly relative to femur) ( tests posterior cruciate ligament)