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BMJ Case Reports 2015; doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-207516

Patient self-demonstration of the anterior drawer test in an ACL deficient knee

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  1. Kevin James Mulhall
  1. Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Prasad Ellanti, prasad.ellanti{at}gmail.com
  • Accepted 30 December 2014
  • Published 23 January 2015

Description

A 19-year-old male presented with a rupture of the previously reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of his right knee. He had sustained his initial injury 4 years previously while playing soccer and had undergone an ACL reconstruction with an ipsilateral patella tendon graft 2 years previously. He had injured his knee again playing soccer 1 year previously. On examination he was positive for Lachman's test, the anterior drawer test and the pivot shift test. The patient did not have hyperlax joints and the …

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