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Log Roll Test

Aka: Log Roll Test, Freiberg Test, Passive Supine Hip Rotation
  1. Technique
    1. Patient lies at rest, supine with both hip and knee extended
    2. Examiner places one hand at the mid-thigh and the other at the calf
    3. Examiner passively rotates the entire leg and hip both internally and externally
    4. Images
      1. OrthoHipLogRollLateral.jpg
  2. Interpretation
    1. Positive if restricted movement or pain on passive hip rotation
    2. Causes of positive test
      1. Piriformis Syndrome
      2. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  3. References
    1. Braly (2006) Clin Sports Med 199-210 [PubMed]
    2. Wilson (2014) Am Fam Physician 90(1): 27-34 [PubMed]

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