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Geleazzi Sign

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Other Names

  • Allis sign
  • Skyline test

Purpose

Illustration of the Galeazzi Test[1]
  • Evaluate the hip of a newborn or toddler for the presence of DDH

Description

  • The infant is supine, hips flexed to 45°, knee flexed to 90°, feet flat on examining surface
  • Examiner looks for symmetry in the level of the knees.
  • Positive test
    • An inequality in the height of the knees

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Cooperstein, Robert, Michael Haneline, and Morgan Young. "Mathematical modeling of the socalled Allis test: a field study in orthopedic confusion." Chiropractic & Osteopathy 15.1 (2007): 1-7.
Created by:
John Kiel on 24 September 2020 14:31:33
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