Orthopedic Exam / Special Tests for Physical Therapy: KNEE
Coronary Ligament Stress Test:
The coronary ligaments of the knee aka as meniscotibial ligaments, are portions of the joint capsule which connect the inferior edges of the fibrocartilaginous menisci to the periphery of the tibial plateaus.The coronary ligaments of the knee are continuous with the joint capsule and the menisci. The coronary ligaments function to connect parts of the outside, inferior edges of the medial and lateral menisci to the joint capsule of the knee.
Special Test: Coronary Ligamentous Stress Test
- To test for the integrity of the Coronary Ligament
Video Demo Instructions, Procedure, Positive Test:
Special Test: Coronary Ligament Stress Test Video Demo (Procedure below)
Special Test: Coronary Ligament Stress Test: PROCEDURE:
• Patient is seated, their knee flexed to 90°
• Therapist passively externally rotates the tibia on the femur
Special Test: Coronary Ligament Stress Test: POSITIVE TEST:
- Pain on external rotation of the tibia indicates coronary ligament sprain. (With sprain of the coronary ligament, valgus stress test does not cause pain).