Log Roll Test

Indication: To assess for the presence of hip pathology

Procedure: The subject was positioned supine and the greater trochanter of the uninvolved hip was identified. The subject’s hip was then passively internally and externally rotated until the greater trochanter was in its most prominent position, parallel to
the examining table. From this point the hip was passively externally rotated to the end range of motion. This rotation motion was produced by the examiner using both hands to apply force at the mid thigh area, parallel to the table, from a medial to lateral direction. This procedure was then repeated on the involved hip. The test was recorded as positive when greater external rotation range of motion was qualitatively noted by the examiner in comparing the involved side to the uninvolved side. The test was negative when greater motion was not perceived to be present.



  • Inter-rater: kappa= 0.61 (Martin, 2008)
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