Monday, January 08, 2007

Ankle - Thompson Test

The Thompson test is used to examine the integrity of the Achilles' tendon. With the patient lying prone on the table with his or her foot extended beyond the end of the table the examiner squeezes the calf. A normal non-injured response to this maneuver is slight plantarflexion of the ankle. Lack of ankle movement can indicate a rupture of the Achilles' tendon.

4 comments:

Blane said...

Do you call it a positive test if there is no plantar flexion of the foot? Or is that called a negative test?

name: amir said...

positive means there is no plantar flextion

bchong said...

thanks

Asiri said...

what is the deference between Thompson test and Simmonds test? is it same?