Flexion Adduction Internal Rotation And Compression Test (Quadrant Test)

Indication: to test for the presence of hip pathology

Procedure: The patient lies in supine. The examiner passively flexes and adducts the tested lower extremity until resistance to movement is detected. The examiner then maintains flexion into resistance and moves the hip into abduction, bringing the hip through a full arc of motion.

What constitutes a positive test: The test is positive if the patient reports reproduction of hip pain in this position, or if there is a restriction of ROM


  • ICC=.87


  • Sn=.75
  • Sp=.43
  • -LR=.58
  • +LR=1.32

(Cliborne et al 2004)

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