Galeazzi test

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Galeazzi test
Medical diagnostics
Purposeassess hip dislocation

The Galeazzi test, also known as the Allis sign, is used to assess for hip dislocation, primarily in order to test for developmental dysplasia of the hip. It is performed by flexing an infant's knees when they are lying down so that the feet touch the surface and the ankles touch the buttocks. If the knees are not level then the test is positive, indicating a potential congenital hip malformation.[1]


  1. ^ Storer, SK; Skaggs, DL (Oct 15, 2006). "Developmental dysplasia of the hip". American Family Physician. 74 (8): 1310–6. PMID 17087424.

External links[edit]

  • Mathematical modeling of the socalled Allis test: a field study in orthopedic confusion [1]