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Hip Abduction

 
 
 
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Overview

  • 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
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