II. Indications

III. Technique

  1. Patient lies supine at rest
  2. Patient raises their leg, flexed 45 degrees off the table with the knee extended (straight)
  3. Examiner applies one hand on the anterior thigh, forcing it back down against the exam table
  4. Images
    1. OrthoHipSLR.jpg

IV. Interpretation

  1. Positive if Hip Pain or weakness against resistance
  2. Causes of positive test
    1. Sports Hernia (Athletic pubalgia)
    2. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
    3. Hip Impingement (femoral acetabular impingement)

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