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A 41-year-old male presents to your office with paresthesias on the lateral left calf and the dorsum of the left foot that he reports has been worsening over the past three months. An MRI of the lumbar spine was unremarkable. An MRI of the left knee with a representative axial cut through the proximal tibiofibular joint is shown in Figure A. Which of the following abnormal physical exam findings would you expect to see in this patient?
Inability to walk on his toes with the heel elevated on the left
Decrease Achilles tendon reflex
Positive Trendeleberg test
Decreased patellar tendon reflex on the left
Inability to walk on his heel with the forefoot elevated off the ground on the left
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This video provides a description of the Trendelenburg test.