Straight Leg Crossover Test
Assesses disc herniation and lumbar radiculopathy
Performing the Test
straight leg raise test
on the asymptomatic leg, adduct the asymptomatic leg accross midline
Positive test: reproduction of symptoms in contralateral leg
Sensitivity: 43%, Specificity: 97%
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