Ortolani maneuver

Ortolani maneuver

(ōr'tō-lahn'ē),
a maneuver for reduction of hip dislocation, using thigh flexion and abduction with anterior movement of the femoral head; reduction is accompanied by palpable reseating of the femoral head in the acetabulum.
Synonym(s): Ortolani test

Or·to·la·ni ma·neu·ver

(ōr-tō-lah'nē mă-nū'vĕr)
A maneuver for reduction of hip dislocation, using thigh flexion and abduction with anterior movement of the femoral head; reduction is accompanied by palpable reseating of the femoral head in the acetabulum.

Ortolani maneuver

(or-tŏ-lon′ē)
[Marius Ortolani, 20th-cent. Italian orthopedic surgeon]
A test to detect congenital subluxation or dislocation of the hip. The examiner places the infant on the back with hips and knees flexed while abducting and lifting the femurs. When the result is positive, a palpable click is felt as the femur enters the dysplastic joint.

Ortolani,

Marius, 20th century Italian orthopedic surgeon.
Ortolani click
Ortolani maneuver
Ortolani sign
Ortolani test - test for congenital hip dislocation.
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Reduction angle (RA) and subluxation angled (AS), during the Ortolani maneuver, were determined by filming and subsequent measurement of the obtained image by goniometer; Maximum degree of hip flexion and extension were measured by goniometer applied directly over the hip joint, the fixed arm was arranged over the pelvic axis and the movable arm arranged over the femoral axis, with the center of rotation positioned over the target joint (JAEGGER et al., 2002); Range of motion (ROM) was determined by subtracting hip extension and flexion values.
The second screening is called the Ortolani maneuver. It is used to reduce a dislocated hip.
The Barlow and Ortolani maneuvers are known as the gold standards for DDH screening.
Barlow and Ortolani maneuvers were positive for the left lower limb at the first clinical examination on the day of birth.
Although preterm infants seem to have a lower risk of DDH than terms [4], clinical hip examination revealed abnormal responses on the left hip (Barlow and Ortolani maneuvers were positive for the left hip).