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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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The Ortolani test may be negative but the Barlow positive, indicating the hip is enlocated but unstable.
For the Ortolani test, the examiner's index and middle fingers are placed along the infant's greater trochanter, the thumb is on the inner thigh and the hip is abducted while the leg is lifted anteriorly A "clunk" sensation is a positive indication that the dislocated hip is reducing into the acetabulum.
Routine screening of newborns using the Barlow and Ortolani tests may identify hip dysplasia early, though most of these cases will resolve spontaneously without intervention.