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ASSESS THE KNEE, rev 1.3 - Russ Powell Consulting

ASSESS THE KNEE, rev 1.3 - Russ Powell Consulting

ASSESS THE KNEE, rev 1.3 - Russ Powell

HS “A” SchoolJob AidsASSESS THE KNEE, rev 1.3IF PERFORMINGTHENMusculoskeletal Assessment of the Knee Go to step 1.Deep Tendon Reflex Tests (DTRs) Go to step 17.Babinski’s Sign Test Go to step 18.Bulge Sign Test Go to step 19.Patella Femoral Grind Test Go to step 24.Valgus and Varus Test Go to step 31.The Drawer Test Go to step 40.Apley’s Compression Test Go to step 47.ASSESS THE KNEESTEPACTION1. While the patient walks to the examination room, observe their gait, looking forthe following:• Limping• Hobbling• Stiffness• SlownessIFYou notice any of these,You do not observe any of these,THENNote the details for use later whenwriting the “O” section of your SOAPnote.Note that they have a “normal gait”.2. Wash your hands and put on gloves in the presence of the patient.3. Explain the procedure to the patient.Last Revised: 25 Jul 2007 1 Unit 3 – Clinical Sick Call – Assessment