MedSchool: Ace Your OSCEsThe Medical Company
GET - On the App Store
Hip Exam

Hip Abduction

January 1st, 2017


  • How to Assess

  • Ask the patient to abduct their hip (laterally, away from the midline), and then relax the joint as it is abducted passively.
  • Muscles Involved

  • Gluteus maximus, medius and minimus; tensor fascia lata, sartorius, piriformis.
  • Normal Range of Motion

  • Active - 40°
  • Passive - 45°
  • Myotome

  • L4 / L5Superior gluteal nerve
Next Page
Want more info like this?
  • Your electronic clinical medicine handbook
  • Guides to help pass your exams
  • Tools every medical student needs
  • Quick diagrams to have the answers, fast
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
Sign Up Now

Snapshot: Initialising...