Developmental dysplasia of the hip

Description

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), previously referred to as congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH), means that the hip joint of a newborn baby is dislocated or prone to dislocation.

History

Calot – 1905, 1926

Ortolani – 1935

Barlow – 1961, 1963

Associated Persons
Alternative names
  • Signe de Le Damany, Damany sign, signe du ressault
  • Segno della scatto
  • Barlow maneuver, Barlow test
Controversies
  • Did they first describe or popularise or plagiarise?
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