The acute pivot shift: clinical correlation.

  title={The acute pivot shift: clinical correlation.},
  author={R S Lucie and Jerome D. Wiedel and D G Messner},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={12 3},
The pivot shift test and its various modifications has been well described for evaluation of chronic anterolateral rotatory insufficiency of the knee. Fifty knees with acute traumatic hemarthrosis were examined under general anesthesia to assess the reliability of the pivot shift in the acute injury. The pivot shift test as described by Galway and MacIntosh was employed. No patients with a history of previous knee injuries were included. Arthrotomy or arthroscopy was performed following the… CONTINUE READING

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