Anterior tibial translocation sign

The anterior tibial translocation sign or anterior drawer sign (a.k.a. anterior translation of tibia) is seen in cases of complete rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, and refers to anterior translocation (anterior tibial subluxation) of the tibia relative to the femur of more than 7 mm 1

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rID: 12491
Section: Signs
Tag: knee, stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Anterior translation of tibia
  • Anterior subluxation of the tibia
  • Anterior drawer sign

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    Case 2: ACL tear
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