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Assesses for deltoid ligament instability

Performing the Test

  1. Anterior band: ankle in plantar flexion and eversion while applying a valgus force to the talus
  2. Middle band: ankle is passively everted in neutral dorsiflexion while applying a valgus force to the talus
  3. Posterior band: ankle is passively dorsiflexed and everted while applying a valgus force to the talus
  4. Ankle is passively everted
  5. Positive test: excessive movement or reproduction of symptoms, note an end feel

References

  1. Magee D. Orthopedic Physical Assessment. 1st ed. Philadelphia:Saunders; 1986.