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Passive Piriformis Stretch Test

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Other Names

  • Passive Piriformis Stretch Test

Purpose

Demonstration of the Passive Piriformis Stretch Test[1]
  • Evaluate the Piriformis as a cause of hip or buttocks pain

Description

  • The patient is laying in the lateral decubitus position with affected hip superior
  • Flex affected hip to 60°
  • Apply downward force to lateral knee
  • Positive test
    • Buttock pain radiating down back of leg
    • Due to tight piriformis muscle with sciatic distribution impingement

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Boyajian-O’Neill, Lori A., et al. "Diagnosis and management of piriformis syndrome: an osteopathic approach." Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 108.11 (2008): 657-664.
Created by:
John Kiel on 9 April 2022 12:17:20
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25 April 2023 13:35:20
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