What is Yeoman Test?
- Yeoman Test is a special test used to assess sacroiliac joint pain.
How it's Performed?
- The patient is prone with the knee flexed 90°.
- The examiner raises the flexed leg on the examining table, hyperextending the hip.
What does a positive Yeoman Test mean?
- The first part of this test initially places stress on the posterior structures of the sacroiliac joint; later the stress shifts to the anterior portions, primarily affecting the anterior sacroiliac ligaments.
- Pain in the lumbar spine suggests the presence of pathologic processes at that site.
- Anterior thigh paresthesia may indicate a femoral nerve stretch.
Sensitivity & Specificity
- Sensitivity: 93 %
- Specificity: 89 %
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