Indications

Yeoman’s Test is used to determine if sacroiliac joint pathology is present. The exam can also indicate Iliopsoas or quadricep muscle contracture.

Procedure

  1. Patient prone with knee flexed 90°
  2. With one hand examiner applies downward pressure over the PSIS, & lifts the patient’s flexed knee off the examining table & attempts to extend the high with the other hand.

Interpretation

Sacroiliac or anterior thigh pain Sacroiliac joint pathology (ligamentous sprain, instability, arthritis)
Muscle tightness of the extended hip Iliopsoas or quadricep muscle contracture

Clinical Notes

In the presence of femoral compressive neuropathy, this test may also induce femoral radicular symptoms as it may stretch the femoral nerve or its roots (L2-L4)