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Table 4 Test modalities for isometric strength measures.

From: Efficacy of conservative treatment regimes for hip osteoarthritis - Evaluation of the therapeutic exercise regime "Hip School": A protocol for a randomised, controlled trial

Test mode and sequence Position and fixation Joint angle
1. Hip abduction (HAB) • Recovery position (lateral)
• Belts strapped around pelvis and contra-lateral leg
• 0°
2. Hip adduction (HAD) • lower arm on the pillow, upper arm grasps the edge of the examination table
• Tested leg in 90° knee flexion, fixed with orthosis
• 20° abduction
3. Hip flexion (HF) • Supine position
• Belts strapped around pelvis and contra-lateral leg
• 20° flexion
4. Hip extension (HE) • Arms are folded
• Tested leg in 0° knee flexion, fixed with orthosis
• 60° flexion