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Acta Paediatr. 1997 Sep;86(9):913-5.

Ultrasonography screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip joint.

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Department of Orthopaedics, Central Hospital, Halmstad, Sweden.

Abstract

The use of ultrasonography as a complement to clinical examination will increase the reliability of the evaluation of unstable hips in newborn infants. In particular, the number of false-positive Ortolani and Barlow tests will decrease. However, the interpretation of the ultrasonogram in newborn infants has a steep learning curve with considerable risk of a high number of false-positive hips being diagnosed. Therefore, universal screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip by ultrasonography cannot yet be recommended from a cost-benefit point of view.

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