Indications

The Apley’s Grind test also called Apley’s Compression test or Apley test is used to evaluate knee Meniscus injury.

Procedure

  1. Patient prone with knee flexed 90°
  2. Examiner applies downward force on the foot and rotates internally/externally.
Apley Grind orthopaedic Test

Examiner applies downward force on the foot and rotates internally/externally

Interpretation

Positive Apley’s Compression Test

Evidence of pain or crepitus with compression and rotation, which is relieved by knee distraction can mean a Meniscal lesion

Clinical Notes

Signs of a meniscal lesion:
1. Knee joint line pain
2. Popping or grating (crepitus) sound or sensation with movement
3. “Locking” of the knee (inability to fully extended)