drawer sign


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draw·er sign

in a knee examination, the forward or backward sliding of the tibia under applied stress, which indicates laxity or tear of the anterior (forward slide) or posterior (backward slide) cruciate ligament of the knee.
Synonym(s): drawer test
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drawer sign

Orthopedics A clinical finding characterized by forward sliding–caused by disruption of the anterior cruciate ligament or backward sliding–posterior cruciate of the tibia
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draw·er sign

(drōr sīn)
In a knee examination, abnormal forward or backward sliding of the tibia with respect to the femur indicating laxity or tear of the anterior (forward slide) or posterior (backward slide) cruciate ligament of the knee.
Synonym(s): drawer test.
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Rocher,

Henri Gaston Louis, French surgeon, 1876–.
Rocher sign - the forward or backward sliding of the tibia indicating laxity or tear of the anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments of the knee. Synonym(s): drawer sign
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