Signs and Evidence

Making clinical sense of scientific data


Beware of the limitations of this tool

Hip arthrosis

Calculated pretest probability: 7.4 %
Relevant inclusion criteria: Age > 60 


1Buttock Pain
2Groin pain

Clinical signs

3Squat causing posterior pain
4Active extension causing pain
5Trendelenburg test

To further investigations

Sources used:

1.Sutlive TG et al. Development of a clinical prediction rule for diagnosing hip osteoarthritis in individuals with unilateral hip pain. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2008; 38(9): 542-550
2.Youdas JW et al. Usefulness of the Trendelenburg test for identification of patients with hip joint osteoarthritis, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 26:3, 184-194 (2010)
3.Xu L et al. Frequency of MRI-Detected Hip Osteoarthritis Features in Persons with Chronic Hip Pain and the Diagnostic Performance of Radiography Using MRI As the Reference. Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Oct;42(10):1421-8
4.Quintana JM et al. Prevalence of knee and hip osteoarthritis and the appropriateness of joint replacement in an older population. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Jul 28;168(14):1576-84