drawer tests


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drawer tests (signs)

 [draw´er]
either of two tests for integrity of the cruciate ligament of the knee: the knee is flexed to a 90° angle; at the femorotibial junction, if the tibia can be drawn too far forward (anterior drawer test) there is rupture of the anterior ligaments and if it can be drawn too far back (posterior drawer test) there is rupture of the posterior ligaments.