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Barlow Sign

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Other Names

  • Barlow's Sign
  • Barlow's Test
  • Barlow's Maneuver

Purpose

  • Evaluate the hip of a newborn or toddler for the presence of DDH

Description

Illustration of the barlow and ortolani tests
  • The examiner grasps the infant's thigh near the hip
  • They apply a gentle posterior/lateral pressure, attempts to dislocate the femoral head from the acetabulum.
  • Normally, there is no motion in this direction.
  • Positive test
    • The hip is dislocatable, a distinct "clunk" may be felt as the femoral heads pops out of joint.

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 24 September 2020 14:24:20
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24 March 2023 10:34:25
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