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Late presentation of developmental dysplasia of the hip in children from southwest India - will screening help?

Rebello, G and Joseph, B (2003) Late presentation of developmental dysplasia of the hip in children from southwest India - will screening help? Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 37 (4). pp. 210-214.

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Abstract

Of 44 children with DDH that were treated over three years, 19 presented after walking age. This confirms that late presentation of children with developmental dysplasia of the hip is a common occurrence in India. Hospital based incidence of neonatal hip instability is in the order of 2 per thousand live births. The magnitude of the problem is therefore, sufficient enough to warrant the establishment of a screening programme. The principles of screening with specific reference to developmental dysplasia of the hip have been discussed. Strategies to enhance the efficacy of screening for neonatal hip instability have been suggested, so as to reduce the frequency of late presentation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Developmental dysplasia of the hip-Neonatal hip instability-Screening
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 06:30
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2012 06:30
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2423

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