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Yeoman's Test

Yeoman's Test


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Yeoman’s Test
Tests for Sacroiliac Joint involvement. More specifically, if the pain is in the sacroiliac region it may be related to anterior sacroiliac ligament pathology. If it is in the thigh it may be related to hip musculature tightness or femoral nerve tension and if it is in the lumbar region it may be due to lumbar involvement.
The patient should be in prone while the examiner flexes the subject’s knee to 90 degrees and extends the same hip. A reporting of pain is considered a positive sign.
 
 
 

1.       Magee DJ.  Orthopedic Physical Assessment. 5th ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier; 2008.
2.       Konin JG, Wiksten DL, Isear Jr. JA, Brader H. Special Test for Orthopedic Examination 3rd ed. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK incorporated; 2006.