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Question by  rajapriyan (16)

What is the correct position for the patient to be in before performing the Hibbs test?

I am going to have a hibbs test done this afternoon at the doctors office and would like to know what to expect.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

This test is not a big deal. You will be placed in a prone position. Your pelvis will be stabilized on the side nearest the doctor. Your opposite knee will be flexed at a right angle. The doctor will slowly laterally push your leg causing strong internal rotation of the femoral head. Positive if there is pelvic pain.


Answer by  Dave2560 (204)

The test is done in a face down prone position, laying on the examination table. The patient's arms will be lowered, resting on arm rests slightly lower than the rest of the table.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

The Hibbs test checks to see if there is a lesion between the sacrum (tailbone) or ilium (large bone that makes up the hip) or a lesion within the hip itself. You will be placed in a prone or lying face down position.


Answer by  dryuha (735)

You should be in a prone position. The doctor will then stabilize your pelvis and bend your knee up to 90 degree. He will then rotate in your hip as much as possible and then feel if there is any laxity or pain at the sacroiliac joint.

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