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Neurodynamic Testing

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Other Names

  • Neurodynamic testing of Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve (LFCN)

Purpose

Neurodynamic Testing for Meralgia Parasthetica[1]

Description

  • The patient lays in the lateral decubitus position with affected side up
  • The examiner stabilizes the pelvis with the proximal hand
  • They grasp the lower extremity at the knee with the distal hand.
  • The examiner then bends the knee and adducts the hip in order create tension in the LFCN
  • Positive test:
    • Reproduction of the patient’s symptoms
    • As opposed to feeling tension in the soft tissue structures of the hip

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Koesterer, Thomas, Aaron Blanchard, and Patrick Donnelly. "Meralgia paresthetica in a male collegiate Lacrosse player." International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training 19.5 (2014): 16-19.
Created by:
John Kiel on 16 September 2020 13:22:09
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19 April 2023 23:36:56
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