gastrocnemius test

gastrocnemius test

a test of the function of the gastrocnemius muscle by ankle plantar flexion while the patient is in a prone position. The examiner places fingers for palpation on the posterior of the calf while the patient pulls the heel upward, thus plantar flexing the ankle. Flexion of the toes and forefoot before movement of the heel is evidence of muscle substitution.
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The Straight Leg Gastrocnemius test was used to measure flexibility of the gastrocnemius.