Orthopedics Book



Straight Leg Raise Against Resistance

Aka: Straight Leg Raise Against Resistance, Stinchfield Test
  1. See Also
    1. Hip Exam
  2. Indications
    1. Hip Pain
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. 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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