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Hip Exam

Hip Extension

January 1st, 2017


  • How to Assess

  • Ask the patient to extend their hip (backward), and then relax the joint as it is extended passively.
  • Muscles Involved

  • Biceps femoris, semitendinosus, semimembranosus, gluteus maximus.
  • Normal Range of Motion

  • Active - 15°
  • Passive - 20°
  • Myotome

  • L5/S1Sciatic nerve
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