Patella Mobility Test


Patella Mobility Test, Patella Glide Test

  • Technique
  1. Patient lies supine
  2. Grasp Patella in medial position and translate medially
  3. Measure the extent of displacement
    1. Patella width divided in 4 quadrants
    2. Estimate number of quadrants of medial glide
  • Interpretation
  1. Tight lateral structures: <1 quadrant of translation
  2. Hypermobility: >3 quadrants of translation