As reported by Laslett et al. (2005), the sacroiliac compression test has a sensitivity of 88% and a specificity of 69%, which gives it a moderate clinical value and it’s advised to do this test in a cluster.
To conduct the test, the patient is going to lie in supine position and you’re gonna stand on their asymptomatic side.
Flex the leg on the symptomatic side to 90° of hip flexion and place your hand over the patient’s sacrum.
Then apply longitudinal pressure through the patient’s femur, which will create a shearing force at the SI joint
Apply 3-6 higher velocity thrusts with gradually increasing pressure.
A positive test will result in the reproduction of the patient’s familiar pain.
Other common orthopedic tests that aim to provoke the sacroiliac joint are:
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