Ramirez Test

Orthopedic Exam / Special Tests for Physical Therapy: Leg

Special Test: Ramirez’s Test

  • Testing for the presence of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Orthopedic Exam/ Special Test: Ramirez’s Test PROCEDURE: 

  • patient is supine, affected Knee in flexion ( foot flat on the table)
  • wrap a blood pressure cuff around the thigh and inflate it to 40mm Hg
  • maintain the pressure for at least 2 minutes

Special Test: Ramirez’s Test POSITIVE TEST: ( Medical Emergency)

  • Increase in pain as the cuff is inflated and inability to tolerate cuff inflation and sustained pressure for 2 minutes