We need you! See something you could improve? Make an edit and help improve WikSM for everyone.

Axial Distraction Test

From WikiSM
Jump to: navigation, search


Other Names

  • Axial Distraction Test
  • Long Axis Femoral Axial Distraction Test
  • Long-Axis Femoral Distraction Test

Purpose

Demonstration of the femoral axial distraction test[1]
  • To evaluate the Hip Joint as a cause of a patients hip pain

Description

  • The patient is supine
  • Abduct hip 30°
  • Apply axial traction down the femur pulling on the ankle gently
  • Note any giving way sensation or “telescoping” with traction
    • This indicates intraarticular pathology/hip instability/capsular laxity
  • Positive test
    • Reduction or relief of hip pain with traction

Pathology

  • Hip Joint Etiology

Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of youtube.com, "Long-Axis Femoral Distraction Test"
Created by:
John Kiel on 9 April 2022 12:49:27
Authors:
Last edited:
24 March 2023 09:20:27
Category: