Laguerre’s test examines for sacroiliac joint (SI) pathology. May also indicate hip joint pathology.
- Patient supine, examiner flexes, abducts & laterally rotates the patients affected leg.
- Examiner then applies gentle pressure at the end range of motion.
Examiner may choose to stabilise the opposite side of the pelvis to help limit joint motion.
Positive Laguerre’s Test
- Ipsilateral sacroiliac pain: Sacroiliac joint pathology (ligamentous sprain, instability, sacroiliitis)
- Hip pain: Hip joint pathology (arthritis, ligament sprain, rule out hip fracture and infection)