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J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1993 Jan;75(1):72-5.

Failures of screening and management of congenital dislocation of the hip.

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Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, Scotland.

Abstract

We report the screening of 67,093 infants for congenital dislocation of the hip from 1980 to 1989 and compare the results with those during the preceding two decades. More dislocations have been missed at neonatal examination during the last decade (0.13% of live births). Operative treatment was needed in 54 children (0.08% of live births) some of whom had been diagnosed at birth. We discuss the reasons for the failure of neonatal screening.

PMID:
8421040
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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