Rehab Protocols
Interactive Knee Exam

Post./Ant. Instability

  1. Lachman's Test
  2. Anterior Drawer Test
  3. Pivot Shift Test
  4. Tibial Drop Back Test
  5. Quads Active Test
  6. Posterior Drawer Test
One hand secures and stabilizes the distal femur while the other firmly grasps the proximal tibia.
A gentle anterior translation force is applied to the proximal tibia.
The examiner assesses for a firm / solid or soft endpoint.
Stabilization of a right knee during an exam under anesthesia.
Application of an anterior tibial translation force with significant anterior translation of the tibia on the femur in an ACL-deficient knee.