Synonym

  • Gapping Test
  • Sacroiliac Stretch Test
  • Squish Test

Indications

Sacroiliac Distraction Test examines for anterior sacroiliac joint sprain. A positive test can sometime indicate a fractured pelvis.

Procedure

  1. Patient supine, examiner places hands bilaterally over the patient’s ASIS, then applies a force downwardly & laterally in an attempt to distract the pelvis

Interpretation

Pain Anterior sacroiliac or pubic joint sprain, pelvic fracture

Clinical Notes

Test stresses the SI ligaments (mainly anterior).