Barlow Test

 Barlow Test

What is Barlow Test?

Barlow Test is used in evaluation of Developmental dysplasia of the hip DDH in newborn along with Ortolani test.

See Also: Ortolani Test

How it’s Performed?

Barlow Test
Barlow Test

What does a positive Barlow Test mean?

Sensitivity & Specificity

Barlow-Ortolani Test

The examiner attempts to reduce the dislocation or subluxation using the Ortolani and Barlow maneuvers.

Both tests are designed to detect motion between the femoral head and the acetabulum.

The reproducibility of these tests is dependent on ligamentous or capsular laxity, which usually disappears by the age of 10–12 weeks.

Barlow-Ortolani Test
Barlow Ortolani Test


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