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Lachman test

The Lachman Test is a test performed by the clinician to test for laxity of the anterior cruciate ligament.

With the patient lying on his/her back, the surgeon grasps the femur in one hand above the joint - with the thumb above the patella and the fingers behind the femur, while the other hand grasps the tibia in a corresponding position below the patella. The surgeon pulls the tibia forward in relation to the femur, assessing the degree of laxity of the femur and tibia in relation to one another.

How to perform the Lachman Test

13 Sep, 2014

This is a clinical test for laxity of the...


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