Laguerre Test or Laguerre’s Test

What is Laguerre Test?

Laguerre test or laguerre’s test or laguerre orthopedic test help in differentiating hip pain from sacroiliac pain.

Procedure of Performing Laguerre Test

Position of the Patient – The patient lies in the supine lying position.

Examiner’s Role

  • The examiner passively bends or flexes the patient’s tested side hip and knee joint into 90 degrees of flexion.
  • Then the examiner passively abducts the tested side hip joint and places that hip joint in the extreme external rotation. 


Test Results of the Laguerre Test

This maneuver is designed to move the femoral head into the anterior part of the joint capsule of the hip. Hip pain or pain within the hip indicates 

Pain felt in the posterior part of the sacroiliac joint indicates an underlying disease process at that site.

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Rib Test 

Sternum Compression test – Indicates rib fracture or rib dislocation or strain in the intercoastal muscles or impaired vertebral or coastal mobility

Rib Compression Test – Indicates impaired costosternal or costovertebral joint or a rib fracture.

Thoracic Spine Test 

Ott Sign – For Measuring the ROM of the Thoracic Spine

Sacroiliac Joint Tests

Mennell’s Sign / Mennell’s Test – Used to assess degenerative processes in the sacroiliac joint.

Springing Test – To detect functional impairment in the Thoracic & Lumbar spine & Sacroiliac Joint.

Gaenslen’s Test – To detect any pathology or dysfunction around the sacroiliac joint.

Standing Flexion Test/ Standing Forward Flexion Test – To assess sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Faber Test / Patrick’s Test – Used to assess the pathology or dysfunction at the hip joint, muscles around the hip joint, and at the sacroiliac joint.

Cervical Tests 

Cervical Flexion Compression Test –  To identify if there is a Herniated disk in the Cervical spine.

Jackson Compression Test –  To Detect Cervical Radiculopathy (Cervical Nerve Root Compression).

Spurling Test – For Diagnosing Cervical Radiculopathy.

Cervical Distraction Test – To detect the presence of cervical radiculopathy.

O’Donoghue Test – Helps in differentiating between muscular pain (strain) and ligamentous pain (articular problem) in the cervical spine.

Soto Hall Test – For Detecting Problem in Patient’s Neck (Cervical Spine).

Maximum Compression of the Intervertebral Foramina Test of Cervical Spine – For Detecting Facet Joint Dysfunction in the Cervical Spine.

Some other Tests

Pelvic Ligament Tests – used for the assessment of the pelvic ligaments.

Supported Forward Bend Test (Belt Test) – helps in differentiating lumbar pain and sacroiliac pain.

Adam’s Forward Bend Test – For detecting the presence of scoliosis (either functional or structural).

Noble Compression Test/Noble Test –  To assess pain coming from iliotibial band syndrome.

Neer Test –  For detecting the presence of shoulder impingement syndrome.


Clinical Tests for the Musculoskeletal System: Examinations-Signs-Phenomena by K. Buckup

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