It relocates the dislocation of the hip joint that has just been elicited by the Barlow maneuver.
It is performed by an examiner first flexing the hips and knees of a supine infant to 90 degrees, then with the examiner's index fingers placing anterior pressure on the greater trochanters, gently and smoothly abducting the infant's legs using the examiner's thumbs.
This is part of the standard infant exam performed preferably in early infancy; it usually becomes negative after 2 months of age.
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- Dwyer NS (June 1987). "Congenital dislocation of the hip: to screen or not to screen". Arch. Dis. Child. 62 (6): 635–7. PMC 1778433. PMID 3619484.
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