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Straight Leg Raise

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Overview

    • Test For

    • Radiculopathy, especially of the L5 and S1 nerve roots.
    • How to Perform

    • With the patient supine, lift their leg so as to flex the hip while maintaining a straight leg.
    • Abnormal If

    • Reproduction of the patient's symptoms - pain or paraesthesia.
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