Thomas test

Thomas test

diagnostic assessment designed to measure the presence of a flexion contracture of the hip. The patient is placed supine and the uninvolved hip and knee are placed in maximum flexion (in a knee-to-chest position). When a flexion contracture of the opposite hip is present, the thigh will spontaneously elevate, thus indicating the amount of contracture present.

Thom·as test

(tom'ăs test)
Maneuver used to determine tightness of iliopsoas muscle.

Thomas test

A test used to identify hip flexor contractures. Lying supine with the legs off the end of the table, the patient flexes the knee and tries to pull the thigh to the chest. Inability to perform this maneuver or extension of the opposite knee indicates tightness of the iliopsoas or rectus femoris muscle.

Thomas,

Hugh Owen, English surgeon, 1834-1891.
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sup][1],[2],[3] Several methods have been used to measure RHF, including the Thomas test, the modified Thomas test, and measurement of the pelvifemoral angle.
defined hip flexor muscle tightness as the inability to achieve full hip extension when in the modified Thomas test position.
The Thomas test measured the tightness of the hip flexors (rectus femoris and iliopsoas) according to Starke and Ryan.
23) Several investigators identified the Thomas test (hip extension from flexion) as a test for labral tear.
Pretesting consisted of Trunk Rotation which indicated good rotation; Internal and External Hip Rotation which indicated excessive internal rotation of 55-60[degrees] and external rotation with hard endfeel at 40[degrees] with "clicking of the right hip when stepping over hurdles"; a negative Ober Test for tightness of the Tibial-Femoral Ligament; and a negative Thomas Test for hip extension without lordosis.
Dr Kailash Bihari also made receptionist Ruth Thomas test the blood of patients using a machine which checks glucose levels at his surgery in Nant-y-Moel, north of Bridgend, the GMC was told.
Dr Kailash Bihari also made Ruth Thomas test the blood of patients using a machine which checks glucose levels at the surgery in Nant-y-Moel, near Bridgend.
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