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What does this term mean? What are the findings? Is the damage ipsilateral or contralateral? What muscles/nerves are involved? What is the mechanism that causes the findings upon testing?
:arrow: Nerve: superior gluteal
:arrow: Muscles: Gluteus medius and minimus
:arrow: Maneuver: "The patients stands with his or her back to the examiner and alternately raises each foot off the ground. If the superior gluteal nerve on the left side is injured, the right pelvis falls downward when the patient raises the right foot off thr ground."HY Pag 154.
:arrow: Can be also observed in a patient with a hip dislocation or fracture of the neck of the femur.
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