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Title: What is the Osmond Clark Aggravation Test?
Post by: eurofrenchie29 on March 31, 2003, 04:51:58 AM
My doctor stated that my test was positive for the Osmond Clark Aggravation test what does this mean? ???
Title: Re: What is the Osmond Clark Aggravation Test?
Post by: ATsoccergirl on April 02, 2003, 09:21:31 PM
There is a clark's sign that is used to test for chondromalacia.  It is rarely used, however, since it can often elicit pain in otherwise asymptomatic knees.  It involves applying an inferior glide to the patella while the pt actively contracts the quadreceps.  The patella is then forced in the femoral trochlea.  It is positive if the test is painful or the pt is unable to hold the contraction.  It seems very possible that this is the test that your ortho is refering to given your history.  There are so many different orthopedic tests and their names can really vary.  The test I described is also know as the grind test, PF aggravation test, and who knows what else.