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Resisted flexion of the knee


The subject lies prone with the knee in 30° of flexion. The examiner stands level with the thigh and leans over the subject. One hand is on the ilium, the other presses against the distal end of the lower leg.


Ask the subject to flex the knee, and resist the movement .


Resisted lateral rotation


The subject lies prone with the hips slightly abducted and the knees flexed to 900, The examiner sits at the foot-end of the couch, just distal to the knees. With crossed arms, he places both hands against the internal malleoli.


Ask the subject to push the feel towards each other, and resist the […]


Introduction/general remarks

Examination of the hip cannot be disconnected from that of the lumbar spine and the sacroiliac joints: pain in the buttock or thigh has very often a lumbar or sacroiliac origin. Furthermore, it is also very difficult to examine the hip without applying stress on sacroiliac joints and lumbar joints. Therefore, a preliminary […]

Sacroiliac Dysfunction (Inflammation of the Sacroiliac Joint)

Inflammation of the sacroiliac joints (the joint joining the pelvis and the spine) is not uncommon as an isolated condition among athletes who pursue winter sports. It can also be part of generalized disease, such as Bechterew’s disease. In sports, sudden violent contractions of the hamstrings or abdominal muscles with severe direct load to the […]