The pick-up test is one of the most widely used methods of clinical medicine and is used to determine whether a patient has spinal dysfunction. Place an item on the ground and pick up the patient. If the spine is normal, the knees can be straightened, the waist is naturally bent, and the article is picked up by leaning over; if the patient first approaches the knee with one hand, knees, and waist straight, the knees bend the hips without bending over. Pick up, this is the positive test.

Basic Information

Specialist classification: growth and development check classification: physical examination

Applicable gender: whether men and women apply fasting: not fasting

Tips: Check your relaxation, face it positively, and actively cooperate with the inspection. Normal value

The result of the test was negative. Kneeling and bending the hips to bend over and pick up the object.

Clinical significance

Abnormal results: The patient first grasped the knee with his hand on the knee, underarm, and waist, and grasped the object by bending his knees without bending. This is the positive test. Positive, indicating that the patient has dysfunction of the spine, more common in spinal lesions such as spinal tuberculosis, ankylosing spondylitis, lumbar disc herniation, lumbar muscle trauma and inflammation.

People who need to be examined: people with abnormal pain at the waist and who cannot bend.

Positive results may be diseases: third lumbar vertebrae transverse process syndrome, hypertrophic spondylitis precautions

Taboo before inspection: no special contraindications.

Requirements for inspection: Check the feelings of relaxation, should face positively, and actively cooperate with the inspection.

Inspection process

Place an item on the ground and pick up the patient. If the spine is normal, the knees can be straightened, the waist is naturally bent, and the article is picked up by leaning over; if the patient first approaches the knee with one hand, knees, and waist straight, the knees bend the hips without bending over. Pick up, this is the positive test.

Not suitable for the crowd

Inappropriate crowd: None.

Adverse reactions and risks

No related complications and hazards.