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6 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Positive: Radiating pain in posterior thigh.

    Indicates: Sciatic Radiculopathy
  2. Positive: Pain in the posterior thigh with sudden knee flexion (buckle)

    Indicates: Sciatic Radiculopathy
  3. Lumbar Spinous Processes

    Sacral Tubercles

    Iliac Crest

    PSIS
  4. Positive: Inability to perform test

    Indicates: L4-L5 disc problem (L5 nerve root)
  5. Positive: Radiating pain and/or posterior thigh pain

    Indicates: Sciatic radiculopathy or tight hamstrings. Positive between 35-70 degrees = possible discogenic sciatic radiculopathy (Cipriano).
  6. Positive: Lack of counter-pressure on healthy side

    Indicates: Lack of organic basis for paralysis (Malingering/hysteria). With organic hemiplegia, the patient will still exert downward pressure when attempting to raise paralyzed leg.

6 True/False Questions

  1. Lewin Standing TestPositive: Reproduction of Sciatic pain BEFORE 60 DEGREES

    Indicates: Sciatica

    *PANTY HOSE DISPLAY

          

  2. Lasegue TestPositive: Reproduction of Sciatic pain BEFORE 60 DEGREES

    Indicates: Sciatica

    *PANTY HOSE DISPLAY

          

  3. Ely's Heel to Buttock Test (Ely's Sign)Positive: Lack of counter-pressure on healthy side

    Indicates: Lack of organic basis for paralysis (Malingering/hysteria). With organic hemiplegia, the patient will still exert downward pressure when attempting to raise paralyzed leg.

          

  4. Neri Bowing Test (Neri Sign)Positive: Pain accompanied by flexion of the knee on the affected side and body rotation away from the affected side.

    Indicates: Positive with a variety of low back pathologies. Hamstring tension on pelvis may trigger the response.

          

  5. Anterior Innominate Test (Mazion Pelvic Maneuver/Advancement Sign)Positive: Pain accompanied by flexion of the knee on the affected side and body rotation away from the affected side.

    Indicates: Positive with a variety of low back pathologies. Hamstring tension on pelvis may trigger the response.

          

  6. Toe WalkPositive: Inability to perform test

    Indicates: L5-S1 disc problem (S1 nerve root)

          

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