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Perrin-Ferraton disease

Alternative eponyms

  • Perrin’s schnellende Hüfte (German)
  • Maladie de Perrin-Ferraton (French)
  • Morel-Lavallée's disease

Synonyms

Hip snap, snapping hip, snapping hip disorder.

Related people

A condition marked by an audible snap in certain movements of the hip.

Description

A condition marked by an audible snap in certain movements of the hip, due to the slipping of a tendinous band over the greater trochanter.

We thank Ed Klauck and Patrick Jucker-Kupper for information submitted.

Bibliography

  • M. C. Perrin:
    Luxation traumatique suivie de luxation volontaire du fémur droit; Remarques au sujet des luxations volontaires du femur.
    Bulletin de la Sociéte de chirurgie de Paris (1859), 1860; 10: 12-21
  • L. Ferraton:
    Hanche à ressort; ressaut fessier-trochantérien.
    Revue d'orthopédie, Paris, 1905, 2 Sér., 6: 45-51.

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