Faber’s Test :-Must Read for all the clinician practitioner.

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Faber’s test is Basically , done for knee meniscus injury and ligamentous injury.

Also called the Patrick’s test.

Agenda of this Faber’s test?

The main agenda of this test is to check any groin pain or any sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Done for diagnosis of pathologies of hip, lumbar and sacroiliac region.

Its relevancy is quite high and has a good results in clinic.

Clinical anatomy?

Hip joint is basically a diarthrodial and ball and socket .

This joint serves a connection between lower extremity and trunk .

Hip joint is designed for stability and weight bearing joint as well.

The main movements of hip joint are flexion , extension, abduction ,adduction , external rotation and internal rotation.

Generally, the hip ligaments serve as a stability at this joint.

Purpose of faber’s test?

Used to identify any pathology of hip pain, lumbar spine or any sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

The position of flexion, abduction and external rotation causes stress on femoral acetabular joint.

And produces pain ,if there is any underlying pathology .

Faber’s test can be done for guidance to practitioner , clinicians and further imaging can be done .

Technique:-


To perform this test, take the patient in supine position.

Check the alignment of

  • pelvis
  • hip
  • ankle
  • knee

Ask the patient to flex ,abduct and external rotate the hip of the affected limb.

Put the limb in figure 4 position.

Stabilize the Anterior Superior Ilaic spine.

Then apply stress over the affected limb until the end range of motion .

The test would said to be positive if the patient produces pain .

Also read about this appley’s test.

Sensitivity of faber’s test?

So basically, the crux is that research and reports suggested that this test is very musch relevant .

For both clinics as well as hospital.

According to meta analysis , report the findings were as follow.

The sensitivity of the test is 89%

The specificity of the test is 32%.

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