Log Roll Test
- The log roll is the single most specific test for hip pain.
- It moves the articular surface of the femoral head in relation to the acetabulum, with minimal stress on surrounding muscle or nerve.
- The log roll test assesses for pathology within the hip joint.
- It can be used to isolate the patient’s pathology to the hip as opposed to outside of the hip joint.
- With the patient in a supine position, place one hand over the mid-thigh and passively externally and internally rotate the hip to the ends of its range of motion.
- Compare the range of motion on both sides.
Log Roll Test is positive when:
- Pain: refers to intra-articular pathology.
- Clicking: refers to acetabular labral tear.
- Increased range of motion: refers to ligamentous laxity.