Posterior Drawer

Test Procedure: Subject is supine with the test hip flexe to 45 degrees, knee flexed to 90 degrees, and foot in neutrial. The examiner sits on the subject's foot with both hands behind the proximal tibia and thumbs on teh tibial plateau. A posterior force is applied to the proximal tibia

What constitutes a positive test: Increased posterior tibial displacement as compared to the uninvolved side


Rubinstein (AJSM 22:550 1994): Sensitivity=90%, specificity 99%

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