Hip Capsule Compression

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Hip Capsule Compression

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Used to determine the laterality of somatic dysfunction of the hip joint

  • With the patient prone, the knee is passively flexed to 90 degrees and the hip abducted to 30-45 degrees. With the other hand, an anterior and slightly superior force is directed from just posterior to the greater trochanter, compressing the femoral head into the acetabulum​
  • Positive for increased resistance/restriction of motion on the side of the dysfunction 
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