Monday, January 08, 2007

Ankle - Talar Tilt Test

The talar tilt test is used to examine the integrity of the calcaneofibular or the deltoid ligament. The patient is seated confortably on the end of an exam table. Possible alternate positions can be sidelying or supine. The examiner grasps the foot and places it in anatomical position while stabilizing the tibia and fibula. To test the calcaneofibular ligament the examiner will adduct and invert the calcaneous into a varus position. The deltoid ligament is examined by abducting and everting the calcaneous into a valgus position. A positive test will result in laxity and/or pain.

2 comments:

R said...

Scott great job on the video. Would you mind if I link to it for a course I am teaching in the KIN program at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada?
Rob Burns- CAT(C)
Adjunct Lecturer- U of W

laura said...

great! Thank you very much