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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She adds that you can improve the strength of your psoas with a half hip flexor (kneel, then lift one foot to the floor so that leg is at a 90-degree angle while the other knee is on the floor) or lie flat and pull one knee into your chest while the other leg remains straight and flat (referred to as the Thomas test).
Hip extension and knee flexion were collected from the modified Thomas test position, participants lying supine at the edge of an examination table and holding the uninvolved knee flexed to the chest.
Stage I, Screening I, measured anatomical features that may contribute to poor pelvic alignment and lumbo-pelvic motor control through the following tests: AlignaBod posture assessment, double leg lower test (DLL), upper abdominal manual muscle test, modified Thomas test, and hamstring flexibility test.
It's an experimental study with totally 30 subjects from both genders were selected based on inclusion criteria were aged from 20 to 30 years, chronic NSLBP of more than 3 months, body mass index range between 18.5 and 25 kg/[m.sup.2]; lumbar lordosis angle >34.76 cm; [17] iliopsoas muscle tightness at least one side ("positive" from modified Thomas test); [18] pain intensity at least 3/10 on a 10-cm visual analog scale (VAS).
However, resisted hip flexion and abduction as well as the Thomas test reproduce pain.
Quantitative and accurate measurement of the range of hip joint flexion (RHF) is essential for thorough clinical evaluation of the hip function.[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. This test assesses the hip flexor, and is conducted by having the patient lie back on the examination table and then raise both knees to the chest.
* The Thomas test is used to assess the hip flexor.
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.