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Ortolani maneuver

Pronunciation: or'to-lahn'e

Definition: 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

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