talar tilt test

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A test that, when positive, indicates a sprain of the anterior talofibular and the calcaneofibular ligament in the ankle. With the foot in the anatomical position and the knee in 90° flexion, the distal tibia and fibula are stabilized with one hand and an inversion stress applied to the ankle (an adduction force is applied with the hand cupped under the heel) in an attempt to displace the mortice laterally. The test is positive if, when compared with the opposite ankle, the talar tilt is 10°s or more. A 20° talar tilt indicates a positive test, regardless of comparison with the opposite ankle.

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