Definition: diagnostic assessment designed to measure the presence of a flexion contracture of the hip. The patient is placed supine and the uninvolved hip and knee are placed in maximum flexion (in a knee-to-chest position). When a flexion contracture of the opposite hip is present, the thigh will spontaneously elevate, thus indicating the amount of contracture present.
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