Laguerre’s Test

Indications

Laguerre’s test examines for sacroiliac joint (SI) pathology. May also indicate hip joint pathology.

Procedure

  1. Patient supine, examiner flexes, abducts & laterally rotates the patients affected leg.
  2. Examiner then applies gentle pressure at the end range of motion.
Laguerre orthopaedic test

Examiner flexes, abducts & laterally rotates the patients affected leg.

Modifications

Examiner may choose to stabilise the opposite side of the pelvis to help limit joint motion.

Interpretation

Positive Laguerre’s Test

  1. Ipsilateral sacroiliac pain: Sacroiliac joint pathology (ligamentous sprain, instability, sacroiliitis)
  2. Hip pain: Hip joint pathology (arthritis, ligament sprain, rule out hip fracture and infection)