Procedure

  1. Patient is requested to assume a standing position
  2. Examiner applies pressure over the patient’s lateral epicondyle with thumb and instructs patient to squat and rise or step up on to a bench.

Rinne ITB test for iliotibial band syndrome

Interpretation

Positive Rinne ITB Test

Pain over the lateral femoral epicondyle or palpable tendon snapping: Iliotibial band syndrome

Clinical Notes

This maneuver provides a more functional weight-bearing assessment of the iliotibial band, but it should be noted that the net movement at the knee is the same as Noble’s compression test performed with the patient side-lying or supine.