Lasegue Test

 Lasegue Test

  • Lasegue Test Also called Straight Leg Raise Test
  • Aimed to assess the sciatic compromise due to lumbosacral nerve root irritation.

  • The straight leg raise test is performed with the patient in a supine position.
  • The examiner gently raises the patient’s leg by flexing the hip with the knee in extension

  • Considered positive when the patient experiences pain along the lower limb in the same distribution of the lower radicular nerve roots (usually L5 or S1)

  • Sensitivity: 91 %
  • Specificity: 29 %

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