- this test determines whether the patient is malingering when he statesthat he cannot raise his leg, and should be performed in conjuction w/
straight leg test;
- when a patient is genuinely trying to raise his leg, he puts pressure on calcaneus of his opposite leg to gain leverage; you can feel downward
pressure on your hand
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, April 12, 2012 10:01 am