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described above is a function of the sacral base angle and
side of weakness that we examined in earlier articles. This
test is used to ascertain chronicity and involvement of the
hip joints. The knee is not being tested specifically here,
because there is no rotation in the knee joint when the knee
is locked in extension, as it is when we perform this test.
Nevertheless, this test is useful in determining a prognosis
of knee and hip degeneration:
• Prolonged fixation in internal rotation leads to knee
degeneration due to compression stress on the knee.
• Prolonged fixation in external rotation leads to hip
degeneration due to shearing stress on the hip.
Problems Below the Knee
Next, place your hands on top of the knees and compare
the height. The low knee indicates the cause of the short leg
is probably in the ankle. While we still have the patient with
their knees bent, we move our attention to their toes, looking
for the presence of a bunion, but also the length of the toes.
Next month we will continue our examination of the lower
extremities and look at the feet and ankles.
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