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Gaenslen test, Gaenslen sign (gĕns′lĕnz)
[Frederick J. Gaenslen, U.S. orthopedist, 1877–1937]
A procedure used to identify the presence of sacroiliac dysfunction. The patient lies supine close to the edge of the examination table or is placed in a side-lying position with both legs pulled to the chest. The examiner extends the patient's leg and forces it into hyperextension while the other leg remains held against the chest. A positive test result produces pain in the sacroiliac region.See: illustration
Gaenslen,Frederick J., U.S. surgeon, 1877-1937.
Gaenslen sign - pain on hyperextension of the hip with pelvis fixed by flexion of opposite hip.
Gaenslen split-heel incision