sacroiliac distraction test

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sacroiliac distraction test

A clinical test used to identify pain of sacroiliac origin.

Technique
The examiner is positioned behind the patient with both hands over the lateral aspect of the pelvis, and applies downward pressure through the anterior portion of the ilium, spreading the sacroiliac—SI joints
Positive test Patient complains of pain through the SI joint, implying
SI pathology