Thursday, 26 November 2009

Trendelenburg Test

Positive test - Indicates hip abductors not functioning (stabilise the pelvis on the weight bearing leg) due to weakness or pain inhibition and
  • Flex knee to a right angle
  • Stand on unaffected leg - then affected leg (symmetry)
  • Pelvis should remain level or tilt up slightly on non weight bearing side
  • If pelvis drops on NWB side then it's a positive test

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