Barlow test

Barlow maneuver

(bar'lō),
test for hip instability, with dislocation occurring with flexion, adduction, and posterior force.
Synonym(s): Barlow test

Barlow test

A maneuver designed to detect subluxation or dislocation of the hip. The examiner adducts and then extends the legs while keeping a hand over the head of the femur. A dysplastic joint will be felt to dislocate as the femur leaves the acetabulum.
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