- Patient supine with leg straight
- The examiner strokes the medial side of patella upward while simultaneously stroking the lateral side of patella downward with the opposite hand
- This procedure is repeated two or three times.
Positive Stroke Test
Fluid accumulation at the inferior medial border of the patella (bulge): Internal derangement, ligament sprain or rupture, vascular damage, fracture
The most common cause of knee swelling results from edema secondary to intra-articular trauma.