Monday, 1 September 2014

Achilles Tendon Rupture: Squeeze Test

During a clinical encounter while on PA training rotations, I managed have my camera handy. This is a breakdown of the Simmonds or Thompson Squeeze test. 

It is a simple test the can be used in the field for fairly definitive diagnosis of a ruptured Achilles tendon. The test is 96% sensitive and 93% specific.

Take care out there...

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