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Offline tiapuss

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Clarks sign
« on: July 05, 2006, 11:23:59 PM »
Hi I am new to all this and have been told that I probably have arthritis (rhumatoid) however in the letter to my GP the OS has written
"Patella compression test was strongly positive and so was the Clarks sign."
Anyone know what the Clarks sign is?????
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Re: Clarks sign
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006, 12:48:27 AM »
 I believe that the clarks sign is related to the Clarks Test. The clarks test is when the examiner puts downwards pressure on your patella and has you contract your quadricep muscles anda  positive sign would be a grinding when this happens.

It hurts.. it's my least favorite thing
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Re: Clarks sign
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006, 09:56:52 PM »
Clark's sign and Clarks test are indeed the same.  Clarks sign is an out of date name and the test is more commonly called a patellar grind test.
1999 LR, 2002 ACL/PLC recon, reversal of LR, 2004 ACL revision, 2006 Car accident torn PCL and small fractures resulting in bone chips in my knee.  Torn MCL 3 times.  Wicked screws under IT band and Pes Anserine.  June 2008-Hip Arthroscopy.