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Pace Test

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Other Names

  • Pace Maneuver
  • Seated Abduction Test

Purpose

Demonstration of the pace test[1]
  • Evaluate the Piriformis muscle as a cause of hip or buttocks pain

Description

  • The patient is seated, legs hanging off the table
  • The practitioner resists hip abduction
  • Positive test
    • Reproduction of the patient's pain
    • Or weakness, paresthesia on the affected side

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Bârzu, Mariana. "Diagnostic methods in piriformis syndrome." Timisoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal 6.11 (2013): 22-28.
Created by:
John Kiel on 5 August 2020 23:23:11
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