Barlow test | definition of Barlow test by Medical dictionary
Barlow maneuver (bar'lō),
test for hip instability, with dislocation occurring with flexion, adduction, and posterior force.
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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The Barlow test is performed with the hips flexed to a 90-degree angle.
If the newborn has a positive Ortolani or Barlow test, the infant should be referred to an orthopedist by age 2 weeks.
But the guidelines do rely on such findings to determine positive Ortolani and Barlow test results.
Ortolani and Barlow tests are valid only until 8 weeks of age.
A Barlow test
is the best way to evaluate whether the femoral head and the socket have a proper fit.
Martin Barlow tested
the goalkeeper with a long-range shot and Christian Roberts shot just wide as Exeter stepped up the pressure.
Later Ashley Bayes was forced to make a fine save when Martin Barlow tested
him with a stiff shot.