Injuries of Lower Limb
Thompson squeeze test is performed for the clinical diagnosis of a (AIIMS Nov 2009)
|A||Fracture shaft of the femur|
|B||Ruptures tendo Achilles|
Ruptures tendo Achilles
a. The Thompson squeeze test is performed by squeezing the calf muscle just distal to its maximal girth while the patient is prone to bring about planter flexion of the ankle joint.
b. The test is positive for complete rupture when there is no plantar flexion of the ankle. Also called Simmond test