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Sacroiliac Compression Test

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Other Names

Sacroiliac Compression Test
Demonstration of the Sacroiliac Compression Test[1]
  • Side Lying Compression Test
  • SI Compression Test
  • SIJ Compression

Purpose


Description

  • Patient lays in lateral decubitus position on unaffected side
  • The examiner places their hands on the iliac crest and presses towards the floor
  • This compresses the sacroiliac joint and results in anterior pressure of the sacrum
  • Positive Test:
    • Pain or pressure suggesting sacroiliac etiology

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of www.thestudentphysicaltherapist.com, "SIJ Compression/Distraction Test"
Created by:
John Kiel on 9 August 2019 20:54:42
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19 May 2023 19:36:00
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