FADIR Test (Hip) – Physical Exam

FADIR is an acronym for Flexion Adduction Internal Rotation. It describes the movement done in the hip joint. A positive test is the reproduction of groin pain concordant with hip impingement and often osteoarthritis.

Indications for FADIR test:

– Anterolateral Hip Pain suggestive of Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement)


– Positive if maneuver induces pain

Causes of positive test:

– Hip Impingement (femoral acetabular impingement)
– Hip Labral Tear
– Hip loose bodies
– Hip chondral lesion

Articles: Reiman et al. (2015): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…

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