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Freibergs Sign

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Other Names

  • Freiberg's Test
  • Freiberg's Sign

Purpose

Freiberg's Sign[1]

Description

  • The patient is prone
  • The examiner passively extends the patients hip and internally rotates it
  • Positive test
    • Recreation of pain
    • Compression of sciatic nerve with radicular features

Pathology


Evidence

Piriformis Syndrome

  • Positive in up to 63% of patients[2]

See Also


References

  1. Bârzu, Mariana. "Diagnostic methods in piriformis syndrome." Timisoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal 6.11 (2013): 22-28.
  2. Hopayian K, Song F, Riera R, Sambandan S. The clinical features of the piriformis syndrome: a systematic review. Eur. Spine J. 2010; 19:2095Y2109.
Created by:
John Kiel on 25 July 2019 13:33:20
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