Orthopedic Assessment Tests For Lumbopelvic Conditions

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Choose the orthopedic assessment test that would most likely be used for the condition described, or choose which condition the indicated assessment tests for.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You would like to assess the strength of your client's hip abductors, specifically his/her gluteus medius.
    • A. 

      FABER Test (Patrick's Test)

    • B. 

      Trendelenburg's Test

    • C. 

      Lateral Pelvic Tilt Test

    • D. 

      Pace Abduction Test

  • 2. 
    Which of the following assessment tests would you use to determine the presence of a contracted TFL and/or ITB?
    • A. 

      Straight Leg Raise Test

    • B. 

      Bowstring Test

    • C. 

      Modified Thomas Test

    • D. 

      Ober's Test

  • 3. 
    With your client supine, you flex his/her hip and knee and, stabilizing the opposite hip with your hand, gently push the flexed knee away from yourself. You ask the client if the action increses his/her low back pain. You are performing the:
    • A. 

      FADIR Test

    • B. 

      Thigh Thrust Test

    • C. 

      Renne's Test

    • D. 

      FABER Test (Patrick's Test)

  • 4. 
    You suspect that your client may have some sacroiliac joint dysfunction. What test would NOT be used to confirm this suspicion?
    • A. 

      FABER Test (Patrick's Test)

    • B. 

      Gaenslen's Test

    • C. 

      Thigh Thrust Test

    • D. 

      Nobel's Test

  • 5. 
    What does a positive Modified Thomas Test indicate?
    • A. 

      Lateral pelvic tilt

    • B. 

      Hypertonic iliopsoas and/or rectus femoris

    • C. 

      Piriformis syndrome

    • D. 

      Hypotonic gluteus medius

  • 6. 
    If a client reports pain during a Straight Leg Raise Test while the leg is raised 30-60 degrees from the table, what is the likely source of the pain?
    • A. 

      SI joint pathology

    • B. 

      Hypertonic hip extensors

    • C. 

      Sciatic nerve involvement

    • D. 

      Osteoarthritis of the hip

  • 7. 
    This postural distortion may be caused by (or cause) either exaggerated lumbar lordosis or reduced lumbar lordosis. Which test would you use to assess the extent of this distortion?
    • A. 

      Lateral Pelvic Tilt Test

    • B. 

      Renne's Test

    • C. 

      Anterior and Posterior Innominate Rotation Test

    • D. 

      Bowstring Test

  • 8. 
    What specific action performed during the Piriformis Test (which assesses the extent of piriformis syndrome) will produce the pain indicative of a positive test?
    • A. 

      Having the client lie on his/her unaffected side

    • B. 

      Passively bringing the hip into 60 degrees flexion

    • C. 

      Adducting the flexed hip

    • D. 

      Flexing the knee