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Trendelenburg test

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Trendelenburg test

Trendelenburg test

Mild Trendelenburg gait – It is necessary to perform a Trendelenburg test to evaluate.

examiner sits or stands behind the patient.

The patient is then asked to lift each foot off the ground, and the opposite side pelvis is elevated as high as possible alternately for at least 30 seconds.

Healthy individuals- unsupported side stays at the same level or rises slightly.

Abductor mechanism is weak- pelvis drops towards the unsupported side.

Serious weakness – patient leans towards the affected side.

Dropping of the pelvis in the standing position suggests a positive Trendelenburg test.

Trendelenburg test


1 Healthy individuals Unsupported side stays at the same level or rises slightly
2 Abductor mechanism is weak Pelvis drops towards the unsupported side
3 Serious weakness Patient leans towards the affected side