Patrick Test

 Patrick Test

  • Patrick Test Assist in diagnosis of pathologies at the hip, lumbar and sacroiliac region.
  • This is also known as the FABER sign (Flexion, ABduction, External Rotation)

  • To perform (on the right), flex both hips and knees,
  • place the right foot on the left knee and gently press down on the right knee.

  1. Sarcoiliac Joint Pain on external hip rotation
    • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Sacroiliitis
  2. Groin Pain on external hip rotation
    • Iliopsoas Strain or Iliopsoas Bursitis
    • Intraarticular Hip Disorder
      1. Hip Impingement (femoral acetabular impingement)
      2. Hip Labral Tear
      3. Hip loose bodies
      4. Hip chondral lesion
      5. Hip Osteoarthritis
  3. Posterior Hip Pain on external hip rotation
    • Posterior Hip Impingement

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