Ely's test

Ely’s test

A clinical test used to identify restriction of rectus femoris movement.

The patient lies prone with the knees extended, and the examiner passively flexes the patient's knee.

Positive test
The hip on the same side as the rectus femoris restriction passively flexes as the examiner flexes the patient’s knee.
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