Clarke's sign

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A clinical sign used in the diagnosis of knee injuries. The patient lies in a relaxed position with the knee extended and tenses the quadriceps muscle as the examiner presses the patella into the trochlea. Pain indicates a patellar dysfunction; retropatellar pain indicates chondromalacia patellae, but the sign is not very sensitive.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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