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Title: The false positive Lachman test.
Authors: Kumar, V.P. 
Satku, K. 
Issue Date: Dec-1993
Citation: Kumar, V.P., Satku, K. (1993-12). The false positive Lachman test.. Singapore Medical Journal 34 (6) : 551-552. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Five patients with isolated rupture of the posterior cruciate injury following road traffic accidents were noted to demonstrate a "positive Lachman test". Stress radiographs while performing the Lachman manoeuvre confirmed that all 5 patients had only a posterior cruciate injury. Attention is drawn to the "false positive Lachman test" that indicates a posterior cruciate injury. The presence of a sag sign also establishes a diagnosis of posterior cruciate rupture and a positive Lachman test in this situation must be interpreted with caution.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133827
ISSN: 00375675
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