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Hip Examination

From Mediwikis

Read the instructions carefully and examine the correct side, and attend to the patient's comfort. Observe the patients face throughout!

Wash Hands

Introduction, Explanation, Consent

Patient lying on couch

Look

  • Flexion deformity
  • Leg length disparity
  • Scars

Feel

  • Tenderness - Greater Trochanter

Move

Active & Passive

  • Full hip flexion
  • Internal rotation
  • External rotation

Function

  • Thomas' test

Patient standing up

Look

  • Gluteal muscle bulk

Function

  • Trendelenburg test
  • Gait

Wash Hands

http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/health-professionals-and-students/video-resources/rems/examination-of-the-hip.aspx