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Stinchfield Test

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Other Names

  • Straight Leg Raise Against Resistance
  • Stinchfield Resisted Hip Flexion Test
  • External Rotation Stinchfield Test
  • Resisted Straight Leg Raise Test

Purpose

Clinical demonstration of the Stinchfield Test[1]
  • Evaluate the etiology of hip pain

Description

  • The patient is supine
  • Examiner asks patient to raise their leg, flexed 20-45° off the table with the knee in extension
  • Examiner applies one hand on the anterior thigh, forcing it back down against the exam table
  • Positive test
    • Anterior hip or groin pain

Modification

  • The test can be performed with the leg in slight external rotation

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Wilson, John J., and Masaru Furukawa. "Evaluation of the patient with hip pain." American family physician 89.1 (2014): 27-34.
Created by:
John Kiel on 19 September 2021 10:31:50
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