Trendelenburg sign


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Related to Trendelenburg sign: Trendelenburg test, Trendelenburg gait

Tren·de·len·burg sign

(tren'dĕ-lĕn-bĕrg),
a physical examination finding associated with various hip abnormalities (those associated with abduction muscle weakness or hip pain for example, congenital dislocation, hip rheumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis) in which the pelvis sags on the side opposite the affected side during single leg stance on the affected side; during gait, compensation occurs by leaning the torso toward the involved side during stance phase on the affected extremity.

Tren·de·len·burg sign

, Trendelenburg gait (tren'del'en-burg sīn, gāt)
A physical examination finding associated with various hip abnormalities (congenital dislocation, hip abductor weakness, rheumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis) in which the pelvis sags on the side opposite the affected side during single-leg stance on the affected side; during gait, compensation occurs by leaning the torso toward the involved side during stance phase on the affected extremity.

Trendelenburg,

Friedrich, German surgeon, 1844-1924.
Brodie-Trendelenburg test - see under Brodie, Sir Benjamin C
reverse Trendelenburg position - supine position, without flexing or extending, in which the head is higher than the feet.
steep Trendelenburg position
Trendelenburg cannula
Trendelenburg gait
Trendelenburg limp
Trendelenburg lurch
Trendelenburg operation - pulmonary embolectomy.
Trendelenburg position - a supine position on the operating table, used during and after operations in the pelvis or for shock.
Trendelenburg sign - in congenital dislocation of the hip or in hip abductor weakness, the pelvis will sag on the side opposite to the dislocation when the hip and knee of the normal side is flexed.
Trendelenburg symptom - a waddling gait in paresis of the gluteal muscles, as in progressive muscular dystrophy. Synonym(s): Trendelenburg waddle
Trendelenburg tampon
Trendelenburg test - a test of the valves of the leg veins.
Trendelenburg vein ligation
Trendelenburg waddle - Synonym(s): Trendelenburg symptom

Trendelenburg sign

test of hip stability, especially of hip abductors that maintain the horizontal position of the pelvis. Normally when one leg is raised in a standing position, the pelvis tilts upwards on that side, but downwards if the abductors on the opposite side are weak. Used in sport in biomechanical assessment of lower limb conditions.