Patrick's test

(redirected from Patrick's sign)

fabere sign

 [fah-bēr´]
(from the movements necessary to elicit it: flexion, abduction, external rotation, and extension) Patrick's test.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Patrick’s test

A clinical test used to identify the source of pain (ilipsoas, groin or inguinal, or sacroiliac joint).
 
Technique
The patient lies supine with the foot on the involved side crossed over the opposite thigh (figure-4 position) and the leg resting in the full external rotation. The examiner places one hand on the opposite ASIS, the other on the medial aspect of the flexed knee, and applies excess pressure on both.
 
Positive test
• Inability to lower the flexed thigh down to the level of the leg on the table implies iliopsoas tightness.
• Hip joint pain implies groin or inguinal involvement.
• Sacroiliac pain implies sacroiliac joint pathology (evoked by applying the overpressure on the sacroiliac area).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

Patrick's test

A clinical maneuver performed on a supine Pt, in which the hip and knee are flexed and the external malleolus is placed on the patella of the opposite leg; pain in the hip evoked by pressure on the knee is presumptive evidence of sacroiliac disease
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
She had a weakly positive Patrick's sign (pain on external hip rotation suggestive of sacroiliitis) and mild pain with right-sided bending and right rotation.