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DRAWER SIGN [2 records]

Record 1 2000-05-16

English

Subject field(s)
  • Diagnostic Procedures (Medicine)
  • Musculoskeletal System
DEF

A sign diagnostic of rupture of the cruciate ligament(s) of the knee.

OBS

The knee is flexed to 90 degrees with the foot stabilized on the examination table. The examiner applies an anterior, then a posterior, force against the upper tibia, perpendicular to the long axis of the leg. An increased glide, anterior or posterior of the tibia is caused by rupture of the anterior or posterior cruciate ligament, respectively.

Key term(s)
  • Rocher sign

French

Domaine(s)
  • Méthodes diagnostiques (Médecine)
  • Appareil locomoteur (Médecine)

Spanish

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Record 2 1990-06-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Symptoms (Medicine)
  • Musculoskeletal System
DEF

A sign diagnostic of rupture of the cruciate ligaments of the knee; with the knee flexed to a right angle, there is increased anterior or posterior glide of the tibia in rupture of the anterior or posterior [cruciate] ligaments, respectively.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Symptômes (Médecine)
  • Appareil locomoteur (Médecine)
DEF

Mouvements antéropostérieurs anormaux du tibia par rapport au fémur, recherchés sur le genou fléchi à angle droit. Un déplacement en avant (tiroir antérieur) témoigne d'une rupture du ligament croisé antéro-externe; un déplacement en arrière (tiroir postérieur) témoigne d'une rupture du ligament croisé postéro-interne.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Síntomas (Medicina)
  • Sistema musculoesquelético (Medicina)
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