Test Overview of Lasegue Sitting Test (Tripod Test)

In the Sitting Lasegue Test, the patient is in sitting position, and is asked to extend each leg one at a time. The test is positive if pain is reported to be elicited in the sciatic trajectory when either leg is extended [Gear2009].

Test Indications of Lasegue Sitting Test (Tripod Test)

References regarding Lasegue Sitting Test (Tripod Test)

[Gear2009] Robert L Gear, Personal communication (2009).

[Evans2001] Ronald C. Evans. Illustrated Orthopedic Assessment. St. Louis: Mosby (2001).

Unless specifically noted above, references used in the construction of this web page include the following:

[FDM] Lecture notes from Functional Medicine University.

[SCNM] Lecture notes from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

[UT] Lecture notes from the University of Tennessee graduate programs in Chemistry, Microbiology, and Biochemistry.