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What is a positive Ely test?


What is a positive Ely test?

10 In the classic Duncan-Ely test, the examiner passively flexes the knee rapidly while the patient lies prone in a relaxed state. The test is considered positive if the patient simultaneously flexes their ipsilateral hip or if resistance is felt by the examiner during passive knee flexion.

What is Ely assessment?

The Ely Test (or Duncan-Ely test) has been accepted as a clinical tool to assess rectus femoris spasticity by passively flexing the knee rapidly while the patient lies prone in a relaxed state.

How do you do an Ely test?

Passively flex the knee in a rapid fashion. The heel should touch the buttocks. Test both sides for comparison. The test is positive when the heel cannot touch the buttocks, the hip of the tested side rises up from the table, the patient feels pain or tingling in the back or legs.

What does the Thomas test test for?

The Thomas Test (also known as Iliacus Test or Iliopsoas Test) is used to measure the flexibility of the hip flexors, which includes the iliopsoas muscle group, the rectus femoris, pectineus, gracillis as well as the tensor fascia latae and the sartorius.

How long does a strained rectus femoris take to heal?

Full recovery can take up to six weeks or more. For a mild strain or sprain, most people feel better after a week or two of rest. You’ll know your quad is healed when you no longer have pain and can move your leg through its full range of motion. During this time, a gradual rehabilitation program is beneficial.

What is Gastroc contracture?

Gastrocnemius contracture results in the inability to bring the ankle joint past a neutral position (right angle to the lower leg) with the knee straight. Rather than “walk on their toes” most people naturally and unconsciously “compensate” by having more motion through the joints in front of the ankle.

How do you test for tight muscles?

When testing for tightness, when muscle attachments are passively moved apart, they should move easily with a soft or springy pain-free end-feel. Tight muscles will limit range with a firm and painful end-feel.