straight legâ€“raising test
- straight legâ€“raising test
- (for lumbar radiculopathy) with the patient lying supine, the symptomatic leg is lifted with the knee fully extended; pain in the lower extremity between 30 and 90 degrees of elevation indicates lumbar radiculopathy, with the distribution of the pain indicating the nerve root involved. Called also LasÐ¸gue t. See also LasÐ¸gue sign, under sign.
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LasÐ¸gue test — straight legâ€“raising test … Medical dictionary
LasÐ¸gue sign test — La·sÐ¸gue sign, test (lah segґ) [Ernest Charles LasÐ¸gue, French physician, 1816â€“1883] see under sign, and see straight legâ€“raising test, under test … Medical dictionary
sciatic nerve stretch test — a variant of the straight legâ€“raising test in which after the leg is raised, the ankle is dorsiflexed; if this increases pain, it indicates abnormal tension of the sciatic nerve root … Medical dictionary
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