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Single Leg Stance Test

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Single Leg Stance Test
Illustration of the single leg stance test[1]
  • One Legged Stance Test
  • SLS Test
  • Fatigue Trendelenburg test
  • Sustained single leg stance test


  • Evaluate the gluteal muscles, trochanteric bursa as a cause of hip pain


  • Physician asks patient to stand on ipsilateral leg for 30 seconds
  • Positive test
    • Reproduction of patients pain
    • No hip drop should be present until patient fatigues



  • When compared to MRI confirmed findings[2]
    • Sensitivity: 38%
    • Specificity: 100%
    • PPV: 100%
    • NPV: 32.6%
    • LR+: 12.2
    • LR-: 0.62

See Also


  1. Picot, Brice, et al. "Which functional tests and self-reported questionnaires can help clinicians make valid return to sport decisions in patients with chronic ankle instability? A narrative review and expert opinion." Frontiers in sports and active living (2022): 198.
  2. Grimaldi A, Mellor R, Nicolson P, Hodges P, Bennell K, Vicenzino B. Utility of clinical tests to diagnose MRI-confirmed gluteal tendinopathy in patients presenting with lateral hip pain. Br J Sports Med. 2017;51(6):519-524. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-096175
Created by:
John Kiel on 23 August 2020 19:38:20
Last edited:
16 August 2023 16:50:09