Robin Jung Min, SON Hip Trendelenburg’s Test Procedure: Pt stand on one leg and Dr observes pelvic position and motion. Do bilaterally Positive sign: Pelvis opposite side drop Purpose / Indication: weak gluteus medius or unstable hip on the stance side Sign of the Buttock Procedure: The patient lies in the supine position and a straight leg raise test is performed. If there is limitation on straight leg raising the examiner flexes the patients knee to see whether further hip flexion can be achieved Positive sign: No hip flexion occur Purpose / Indication: Lesion in the buttock or hip. Example lesion: ischial bursitis, neoplasm, abscess, hip joint pathology Thomas Test Procedure: Pt supine. Check for excessive lordosis. Then flexes one of pt.'s hips to the chest which should flatten out lumbar spine. In this position the examiner observes if the opposite leg remains on the table. Positive sign: •If the contralateral hip flexes without knee extension that iliopsoas is tight. •If knee extends and/or hip flexes rectus femoris is tight. •If hip abducts, TFL is tight. Purpose / Indication:
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