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J Pediatr Orthop. 2004 May-Jun;24(3):265.

Does developmental dysplasia of the hip cause a delay in walking?

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Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is commonly supposed to lead to a delay in walking. The authors present a retrospective review of the age of walking in 86 children with established DDH and compare them with an age- and sex-matched group of controls. While the median age of walking was 1 month later than in the control group, this was clinically insignificant, as all walked within the normal time limits. The authors conclude that children with DDH do not present as late walkers.

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15105720
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