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J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1994 May;76(3):458-9.

Screening for congenital dislocation of the hip by physiotherapists. Results of a ten-year study.

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Department of Orthopaedics, Poole General Hospital, UK.


We report a prospective study of the feasibility of employing specially trained physiotherapists to screen neonates for congenital dislocation of the hip. During ten years 42,241 babies were screened, using clinical tests; 255 were diagnosed and treated by a Pavlik harness. In the same period 13 children presented late with congenital dislocation of the hip which had not been detected by the screening programme.

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