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Specificity of the Femoral Slump Test for the Assessment of Experimentally Induced Anterior Knee Pain.
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PMID:  22705467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the specificity of the femoral slump test (FST) when assessing experimentally induced anterior knee pain. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, exploratory study. SETTING: Research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: We recruited 12 asymptomatic subjects (6 males; 6 females) for the study. An experimental pain model was used to simulate anterior knee pain by injecting 0.25ml of hypertonic saline solution (5% NaCl) into the medial infrapatellar fat pad. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The changes in pain intensity and diameter after applying the structure differential maneuver (neck flexion/extension) during the femoral slump test were recorded and analyzed. RESULTS: The results of this study revealed that the structure differential maneuver of the FST did not alter the pain intensity or diameter in 9 (neck extension) and 10 (neck flexion) out of 12 subjects, which meant that the FST provided appropriate testing responses in 75-83% cases when the anterior knee pain did not originate in neural tissues. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings indicated the femoral slump test had a specificity of more than 0.75 when detecting nerve mechanosensitivity problems of anterior knee pain.
Weng-Hang Lai; Yi-Fen Shih; Pei-Ling Lin; Wen-Yin Chen; Hsiao-Li Ma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-821X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Physical Therapy and Assistive Technology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.
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