Lachman's test

One hand secures and stabilizes the distal femur while the other firmly grasps the proximal tibia. The knee is flexed to 30 degrees. A gentle anterior translation force is applied to the proximal tibia, stressing the ACL.  Grade the motion based on the amount of anterior translation :-

The examiner assesses for a firm/solid or soft endpoint.

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