- Ober's test
Obert's test is a test used in physical examination in order to identify contracture of the iliotibial band. During the test the patient lies on his/her side with the unaffected leg on bottom and bent and the affected leg on top and straight. The examiner places a stabilizing hand on the patient's upper iliac crest and then lifts the straight upper leg, extends it at the hip and slowly lowers it behind the bottom leg, allowing it to adduct below and behind the examining table. The test result is positive if the patient can't adduct the leg past the examination table.
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