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Physical examination tests for hip dysfunction and injury
  1. Michael P Reiman,
  2. Richard C Mather III,
  3. Chad E Cook
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael P Reiman, Department of Community and Family Practice, Duke University School of Medicine, 2200 W. Main, Durham NC 27705, USA;michael.reiman{at}


Background Physical examination tests for hip dysfunction and injury of the strongest diagnostic accuracy were identified in a recent systematic review with meta-analysis in BJSM. These tests are described in this article.

Discussion A detailed description of the various different tests is given, with photographs for each test procedure. Diagnostic interpretation of each test requires careful consideration, with special attention to specific variables such as test performance and patient population.

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