Orthopedics Book



Barlow's Test

Aka: Barlow's Test, Barlow Test, Barlow Maneuver
  1. See Also
    1. Galeazzi's Sign
    2. Ortolani Test
  2. Indication
    1. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip evaluation
  3. Mechanism
    1. Attempt to sublux unstable hip
    2. Perform with caution
    3. Examine each hip individually
  4. Preparation
    1. Infant lying supine with diaper off
    2. Hips flexed to 90 degrees
  5. Technique
    1. Stabilize Pelvis
    2. Place index and middle finger over greater trochanter
    3. Place thumb medially at inner thigh inguinal crease
    4. Gently adduct the hip while applying downward force
  6. Findings
    1. Positive if Hip Clunk felt on exam
      1. Represents dislocation of hip out of acetabulum
    2. Positive if reduced Hip Range of Motion in abduction
      1. Abduction less than 60 degrees OR
      2. Abduction more than 20 degrees difference between sides
  7. References
    1. Barlow (1963) Proc R Soc Med 56:804-6 [PubMed]

Barlow test - finding (C1288103)

Concepts Finding (T033)
SnomedCT 366585003
English Finding of Barlow test, Finding of Barlow test (finding), Barlow test - finding
Spanish prueba de Barlow - hallazgo (hallazgo), prueba de Barlow - hallazgo
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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