II. Indication

  1. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip evaluation
    1. Performed in infants and children who are walking
  2. Identify hip abductor weakness (especially gluteus medius)
  3. Intrinsic Hip Joint pathology may also cause Trandelenburg Gait

III. Exam: Modified Trandelenburg Test (Standing)

  1. Technique
    1. Patient stands on affected leg and lifts the unaffected leg from floor
  2. Interpretation: Positive Test
    1. Pelvis (iliac crest) drops down on side of lifted leg, below the level of the painful, affected side (more than 2 cm)

IV. Exam: Trandelenburg Test or Trendelenburg Gait (Walking)

  1. Limp on side with dislocation
  2. Center of gravity shifted over non-affected side
  3. Pelvis drops down toward unaffected side (more than 2 cm) during the heel strike on the affected side

V. Interpretation: Positive Modified Trandelenburg Test (or Trandelenburg Gait)

Images: Related links to external sites (from Bing)

Related Studies

Ontology: Trendelenburg test (C0231731)

Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060)
SnomedCT 66165006
English Trendelenburg test, Trendelenburg test (procedure)
Spanish prueba de Trendelenburg (procedimiento), prueba de Trendelenburg

Ontology: Trendelenburg's symptom (C0919586)

Concepts Sign or Symptom (T184)
Italian Sintomo di Trendelenburg
Japanese トレンデレンブルグ症状, トレンデレンブルグショウジョウ
Czech Trendelenburgův příznak
Hungarian Trendelenburg-tünet
English Trendelenburg's symptom
Portuguese Sintoma de Trendelenburg
Spanish Signo de Trendelenburg
Dutch symptoom van Trendelenburg
French Symptôme de Trendelenburg
German Trendelenburg-Zeichen