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N C Med J. 2014 Mar-Apr;75(2):142-5.

Ultrasound for screening and management of developmental dysplasia of the hip.

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  • 1Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.


Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a significant cause of disability in children and young adults. Early detection of this condition allows for nonoperative treatment, but the efficacy of DDH screening programs has not been clearly established. This article discusses the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of DDH.

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