- Patient supine with legs straight and quadriceps muscles relaxed
- Examiner gently and slowly pushes the patella laterally and palpates the facets
- The test is then repeated with the examiner pushing the patella medially
Positive Patellar Facet Pinch Test
Facet Tenderness: Chondromalacia patella
Perkin’s Sign: peripheral patellar tenderness upon medial and lateral displacement.