Dr. Weyrich's Orthopedic Testing Notebook
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If the Lasegue Test elicits pain when the patient's leg is passively elevated,
then Bragard's Test
is included as an extra maneuver.
In this test, the physician passively lowers the patient's leg about an inch from the position
in which pain was elicited, and while holding the patient's leg in that position,
the physician passively dorsiflexes the patient's foot.
The test is positive if pain is reported to be recreated in the sciatic trajectory.
Unless specifically noted above, references used in the construction of this
web page include the following:
Lecture notes from Functional Medicine University.
Lecture notes from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Lecture notes from the University of Tennessee graduate programs in
Chemistry and Biochemistry.
[Evans2001] Ronald C. Evans. Illustrated Orthopedic Assessment.
St. Louis: Mosby (2001).
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