The stutter test is a test to confirm the presence of an impinging medial plica of the knee. The patient sits on the edge of the examination table with the legs dangling freely over the side. The examiner puts one finger on the patella. The patient is instructed to slowly straighten the knee and the let it return to the resting position. Between the angles of 60 and 45 degrees of flexion, the examiner with experience a 'stutter' of the patella, and it may be sufficient to throw his finger off the patella.
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