GP Business: What they forgot to tell you ... Ortolani's Test

August 2004
GP: General Practitioner;8/30/2004, p39
The test for development dysplasia of the hip depends on relocating a dislocated hip back into acetabulum. The infant should be calm so the muscles around the hip are relaxed. The infant's legs are placed into the' frog's legs' position, and the index and middle fingers are placed behind the upper femur, with the thumb in front. With the hip still abducted, upward pressure is applied with the fingers.


Related Articles

  • The techniques of soft tissue release and true socket reconstruction in total hip arthroplasty for patients with severe developmental dysplasia of the hip. Wu, Xing; Li, Shao-hua; Lou, Lie-ming; Cai, Zheng-dong // International Orthopaedics;Sep2012, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p1795 

    Purpose: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is an effective procedure for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH); however, it is sometimes difficult to complete for severe cases because of femoral head dislocation, dysplasia of the acetabulum and the femur, disparity in limb length, soft tissue...

  • New Radiographic Index for Evaluating Acetabular Version. Koyama, Hiroshi; Hoshino, Hironobu; Suzuki, Daisuke; Nishikino, Shoichi; Matsuyama, Yukihiro // Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research;May2013, Vol. 471 Issue 5, p1632 

    Background: Several qualitative radiographic signs have been described to assess acetabular retroversion. However, quantitative assessment of acetabular version would be useful for more rigorous research purposes and perhaps to diagnose and treat hip disorders. Questions/purposes: We developed a...

  • Analysis of a radiographic assessment method of acetabular cover in developmental dysplasia of the hip. Ömero&gcaron;lu, Hakan; A&gcaron;uş, Haluk; Biçimo&gcaron;lu, Ali; Tümer, Yücel // Archives of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery;Jun2002, Vol. 122 Issue 6, p334 

    The aim of this study was to analyse a radiographic assessment method of acetabular cover (Ogata et al.) in developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Intraobserver and interobserver reliabilities of the method were found to be 'substantial' (agreement ratio 85%, kappa coefficient 0.76) and...

  • FEMORO-ACETABULAR IMPINGEMENT. Binningsley, David // SportEX Medicine;Apr2009, Issue 40, p10 

    The article offers information on the awareness and understanding of therapists in the pathology involved in femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). It states that FAI is a condition of too much friction in the hip joint. In notes that FAI generally occurs as two forms, Cam and Pincer. Cam describes...

  • Arthroscopic labral repair concomitantly performed with curved periacetabular osteotomy. Nakayama, Hiroshi; Fukunishi, Shigeo; Fukui, Tomokazu; Yoshiya, Shinichi // Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy;Apr2014, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p938 

    A 23-year-old female presented with pain in the left hip. Radiological examination showed developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) combined with acetabular retroversion and posterior wall deficiency. Findings in the physical examination were coincident with femoroacetabular impingement. At...

  • Femoral anteversion is correlated with acetabular version and coverage in Asian women with anterior and global deficient subgroups of hip dysplasia: a CT study. Akiyama, Mio; Nakashima, Yasuharu; Fujii, Masanori; Sato, Taishi; Yamamoto, Takuaki; Mawatari, Taro; Motomura, Goro; Matsuda, Shuichi; Iwamoto, Yukihide // Skeletal Radiology;Nov2012, Vol. 41 Issue 11, p1411 

    Objective: Morphological correlation between the acetabulum and femur at the hip joint is still controversial. We tested the hypothesis that femoral anteversion correlates with acetabular version and coverage in patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Materials and methods: Using...

  • What Are the Factors Associated With Acetabular Correction in Perthes-like Hip Deformities? Clohisy, John; Ross, James; North, Joshua; Nepple, Jeffrey; Schoenecker, Perry // Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research;Dec2012, Vol. 470 Issue 12, p3439 

    Background: Perthes-like hip deformities encompass variable proximal femoral abnormalities and associated acetabular dysplasia that can be reconstructed with contemporary hip preservation procedures. Nevertheless, the necessity and indications for surgical correction of associated acetabular...

  • Exclusion of COL2A1 and VDR as Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Genes. Michele Rubini; Alessandra Cavallaro; Elisa Calzolari; Giulia Bighetti; Vincenzo Sollazzo // Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research;Apr2008, Vol. 466 Issue 4, p878 

    Abstract  Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a spectrum of disorders affecting the proximal femur and/or acetabulum leading to an abnormal formation of the hip. Genetic factors are involved in the etiology of DDH. Early recognition of DDH affords the best results from treatment...

  • Bone Apposition of the Acetabular Rim in Deep Hips: A Distinct Finding of Global Pincer Impingement. Corten, Kristoff; Ganz, Reinhold; Chosa, Etsuo; Leunig, Michael // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;5/4/2011 Supplement, Vol. 93-A, p10 

    Background: Hips with coxa profunda can develop a pincer-type impingement with linear impact between the proximal part of the femur and the acetabulum, leading to bone apposition on the acetabular rim. Methods: Twenty hips with radiographic features of rim ossification were isolated from a pilot...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics