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Sacral Thrust Test

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Other Names

  • Sacral Compression Test
  • Downwards Pressure Test
  • Sacral Spring Test
  • Midline Sacral Thrust Test

Purpose

Demonstration of the sacral thrust test[1]

Description

  • The patient begins in the prone position on the examination table
  • The examiner applies an anteriorly directed pressure over the sacrum.
  • Both hands should be used to maximize force
  • Positive test:
    • Pain is reproduced in the sacrioliac region

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Telli, Hilal, Serkan Telli, and Murat Topal. "The validity and reliability of provocation tests in the diagnosis of sacroiliac joint dysfunction." Pain Physician 21.4 (2018): E367.
Created by:
John Kiel on 9 August 2019 20:49:56
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Last edited:
19 May 2023 19:32:41
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