Tip 157: DDH follow-up

Among the population of infants at increased risk of DDH, 0.3% of neonates referred for ultrasound were found to have dislocated hips and 2.8% were found to have to have dysplasic hips.

All infants with dislocation were treated with Pavlik harness; the remaining were followed up by serial ultrasounds but did not require intervention.

Reference: Lowry et al, (2005). Auditing hip ultrasound screening of infants at increased risk of developmental dysplasia of the hip. Arch Dis Child; 90: 579-581.

Previously published: 22/08/14

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