Yeoman Test

 Yeoman Test

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 %


  • NCBI
  • Clinical Tests for the Musculoskeletal 3rd Ed. Book
  • Physio Pedia

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