Video – Straight Leg Raise Test

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Straight Leg Raise Test

The Straight Leg Raise test, which is commonly abbreviated as the SLR test, is designed to detect radicular leg pain in the symptomatic limb. This test is also called the Straight Leg Raising Test and the Laségue’s Sign or the Laségue’s Test.

With the patient in the supine position, slowly raise the symptomatic limb while maintaining knee extension and ask the patient to indicate if lower limb symptoms are reproduced or exacerbated. 

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