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Jump Sign

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Other Names

  • Jump Sign


  • Palpation finding which may help diagnosis etiology of pain


  • Examiner palpates localized area of pain reported by patient
  • Positive finding
    • Reproductive of patients pain as they 'jump' off the examination table



Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

  • When compared to MRI confirmed findings[1]
    • Sensitivity: 80%
    • Specificity: 46.7%
    • PPV: 83.3%
    • NPV: 41.2%
    • LR+: 1.5
    • LR-: 0.43

See Also


  1. Grimaldi A, Mellor R, Nicolson P, Hodges P, Bennell K, Vicenzino B. Utility of clinical tests to diagnose MRI-confirmed gluteal tendinopathy in patients presenting with lateral hip pain. Br J Sports Med. 2017;51(6):519-524. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-096175
Created by:
John Kiel on 23 August 2020 19:28:34
Last edited:
13 April 2023 18:40:25