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Review of Clinical Signs

Stinchfield Resisted Hip Flexion Test

Series Editor and Author: Frank L. Urbano, MD

1. A positive response on the Stinchfield test is defined as:
  1. Pain in the lower back upon flexion of the hip against active resistance.
  2. Pain in the sacroiliac joint area upon passive flexion of the hip.
  3. Pain in the distribution of the hip’s sensory innervation upon passive flexion of the hip.
  4. Pain in the distribution of the peroneal and sural nerves upon flexion of the hip.
  5. Pain in the distribution of the hip’s sensory innervation upon flexion of the hip against active resistance.
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2. Which of the following is the most common location of hip pain in patient’s with intra-articular hip pathology?

  1. Trochanteric region
  2. Gluteal region
  3. Groin region
  4. Femoral region
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3. Which of the following statements about the Stinchfield test is true?
  1. The test is similar to the straight leg test in elicitation and interpretation of neural irritation.
  2. Extra-articular causes of hip pain, such as iliopsoas tendinitis or abscess, can elicit a positive response during the test.
  3. Patients with radiographic evidence of hip pathology universally have a positive Stinchfield test.
  4. Either active or passive hip flexion may be used when performing the test.
  5. The test is performed with the knee flexed, the hip extended, and the patient in the prone position.
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