- Fulcrum Test
- The patient is seated, legs hanging from the examination table
- The examiner sits on the side of the affected limb
- One arm is placed under the symptomatic thigh, with the palm resting on the contralateral thigh
- The other arm applies downward pressure on the patients lower leg, using the hand under the thigh as a 'fulcrum'
- The hand under thigh can be moved up and down the leg to attempt to find the place of maximal discomfort
- Positive test
- Increased pain or discomfort, sometimes apprehension
- Behrens, Steve B., et al. "Stress fractures of the pelvis and legs in athletes: a review." Sports health 5.2 (2013): 165-174.