In patients who have irritation of the bursa around the knee with patellofemoral pain, it is important to determine the amount of relative hamstring tightness. To assess this, we determine the "hamstring-popliteal angle". In this test, the hip is flexed to 90° and it is important to relax the knee completely. The knee is then brought upward until the knee become tight and the angle between the thigh and calf is the hamstring-popliteal angle. This test is always compared to the contralateral side.
For more information about Dr. Robert F. LaPrade, complex orthopedic knee surgeon, please contact his Vail, CO office at: 970.479.5881 or use this contact form: Contact Dr. Robert LaPrade - Knee Surgeon
181 West Meadow Drive, Suite 400Vail, CO 81657
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