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Knee Exam

Knee Extension

January 1st, 2017


  • How to Assess

  • Ask the patient to actively extend their knee, and then ask them to relax the joint as it is extended passively.
  • Muscles Involved

  • Rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius
  • Normal Range of Motion

  • Active - 5°
  • Passive -
  • Myotome

  • L3 / L4Femoral nerve
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