Chapel Garden

Lower Quarter Screening Exam

Femoral Nerve Stretch

Femoral Nerve Stretch


Purpose Positive Response
  • To provoke a dural or root sign
  • Extra-segmental reference of pain (dural sign)
  • Segmental reference of pain (root)
Technique Comments
  • Patient prone
  • extend hip while maintaining knee in flexion
  • This test has a bias for the upper part of the lumbo-sacral plexus (L2-L4)

 

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