Patrick Maneuver | Arthritis Information


Does anyone know what the Patrick Maneuver test is?  This dr apparently did it and said I have out of portion pain in my back.


Lisa - just found this for you - Googled!!

FIG 1--Patrick's manoeuvre (FABER test) to test for evidence of arthritis in hip. The flexed, abducted hip is slowly lowered while the pelvis is held down on the opposite crest: in early hip osteoarthritis the movement is restricted and painful. (Internal rotation of hip with both hip and knee flexed to 90C is an alternative manoeuvre.) Range of motion of the two hips should be compared as internal rotation is first movement to be restricted by hip disease. Reproduced from Dieppe7 with permission of publishers