The reliability and validity of assessing medio-lateral patellar position: a systematic review

Toby O. Smith, Leigh Davies and Simon T. Donell

The purpose of this review is to determine the reliability and validity of evaluating medio-lateral patellar position. Nine papers including 237 patients (306 knees) were reviewed.

The findings of this review suggest that the intra-tester reliability of assessing medio-lateral patellar position is good, but that inter-tester reliability is variable. The criterion validity of this test is at worse moderate.

Manual Therapy, 27 September 2008, online article ahead of press

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