Childress Duck Waddle is a procedure that provides functional weight bearing assessment of the medial and lateral meniscus of the knee.
- Patient standing with feet approximately 1 meter apart and legs maximally internally rotated
- Patient then attempts a full squat
- Maneuver is repeated with patient’s legs externally rotated.
Positive Childress Duck Waddle Test
pain, inability to perform test or audible “clicking” and/or crepitus:
With internal rotation: lateral meniscus tear
With external rotation: medial meniscus tear