Log Roll Test


Log Roll Test, Freiberg Test, Passive Supine Hip Rotation

  • Technique
  1. Patient lies at rest, supine with both hip and knee extended
  2. Examiner places one hand at the mid-thigh and the other at the calf
  3. Examiner passively rotates the entire leg and hip both internally and externally
  4. Images
    1. OrthoHipLogRollLateral.jpg
  • Interpretation
  1. Positive if restricted movement or pain on passive hip rotation
  2. Causes of positive test
    1. Piriformis Syndrome
    2. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
    3. Hip Fracture