Yeoman's Test

Purpose[edit | edit source]

The Yeoman test is used to determine sacroiliac joint involvement. More specifically, if the pain is in the sacroiliac region it may be related to anterior sacroiliac ligament pathology[1].

Technique[edit | edit source]

Starting Position

The patient lies prone[2].


The examiner stands at the painful side, flexes the patient's knee to 90° and extends the hip[2].

Positive Test

Pain localized to the sacroiliac joint indicates a positive test[2].

Anterior thigh paresthesia may indicate a femoral nerve stretch[1][3]

Evidence[2][edit | edit source]

Sensitivity 64.1%
Specificity 33.3%
Positive predictive value 80.6%
Negative predictive value 17.6%

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Konin JG, Wiksten DL, Isear Jr. JA, Brader H. Special Test for Orthopedic Examination 3rd ed. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK incorporated; 2006.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Nejati P, Sartaj E, Imani F, Moeineddin R, Nejati L, Safavi M. Accuracy of the diagnostic tests of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. 2020 Mar 1;19(1):28-37.
  3. Magee, D.   Orthopedic physical assessment. 4th ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Saunders Elsevier, p.603.