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Hip Exam

Hip External Rotation

January 1st, 2017


  • How to Assess

  • Ask the patient to flex their knee to 90° and everttheir knee (point the toes outwardly). Then relax the joint as it is externally rotated passively.
  • Muscles Involved

  • Sartorius, gluteus maximus, iliacus, psoas major and minor, obturator internus and externus, piriformis, quadratus femoris.
  • Normal Range of Motion

  • Active - 35°
  • Passive - 40°
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