straight leg–raising test

straight leg–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 Lasиgue t. See also Lasиgue sign, under sign.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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