Bragard sign

Brag·ard sign

(brah'gahrt sīn)
1. Procedure used to determine whether source of lower back pain is nervous or muscular. A straight leg raising procedure is done; if positive the leg is lowered just below the point of pain and then the ankle is dorsiflexed. If pain increases during dorsiflexion, pain is likely nervous in origin, whereas with no increase, the source is presumed muscular.
2. An orthopedic test of the knee joint to determine lesions of the meniscus.
Synonym(s): stretch test.