Which of the following test is being demonstrated by the given image?
A. Straight leg raising test
B. Thomas test
C. Narath sign
D. Trendelenburg test
Ans: B. Thomas test
(Ref Apley’s 9/e p495)
- Given image demonstrates Thomas test.
- Both hips are flexed simultaneously to their limit, thus completely obliterating the lumbar lordosis.
- Holding the ‘sound’ hip firmly in position à hence, keeping pelvis still à Other limb lowered gently à with any flexion deformity the knee will not rest on couch.