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What is the thigh thrust test to help diagnose sacroiliac (SI) joint pain?

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While you lie face up on the table, the doctor puts one hand under your buttock while bending your hip and knee at a 90-degree angle.

From: Diagnosis for Sacroiliac Joint Pain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cohen, S. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, published online Jan. 9, 2014.

Uptodate: "Musculoskeletal examination of the hip and groin."

UCLA: "Sacroiliac Joint Disease."

Tuite, Michael J. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, 2008.

Uptodate: "Evaluation of low back pain in adults.”

Laslett, M. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 2008.

Steven P. Cohen, professor of anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore; director, pain research, Walter Reed Hospital, Bethesda, MD.

Medscape: “Sacroiliac Injection” and “Sacroiliac Joint Injury Workup.”

Pain Physician : "Ultrasound-guided sacroiliac joint injection technique."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Cohen, S. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, published online Jan. 9, 2014.

Uptodate: "Musculoskeletal examination of the hip and groin."

UCLA: "Sacroiliac Joint Disease."

Tuite, Michael J. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, 2008.

Uptodate: "Evaluation of low back pain in adults.”

Laslett, M. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 2008.

Steven P. Cohen, professor of anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore; director, pain research, Walter Reed Hospital, Bethesda, MD.

Medscape: “Sacroiliac Injection” and “Sacroiliac Joint Injury Workup.”

Pain Physician : "Ultrasound-guided sacroiliac joint injection technique."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 17, 2017

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