Hoover Test


 - 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