Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip – Physical Findings
Asymmetric abduction – key finding
Ortolani – reduction maneuver of a dislocated hip
Barlow – provocative dislocation of a reduced hip
– both these signs may disappear within a month?
– 60% of Barlow positive hips are stable within a week anyways
– 88% of Barlow positive hips are stable within two months
Klisic’s sign – line from GT to ASIS should continue medially and pass towards the umbilicus; in the dislocated hip, the GT is high and the line passes under the umbilicus
Nelaton’s line – line from ischial tuberosity to ASIS; the GT should lie caudal to this line; in the dislocated hip, the GT is high and lies cephalad to this line
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