Screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip


Boere-Boonekamp, Magda M. and Verkerk, Paul H. (1998) Screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip. Seminars in Neonatology, 3 (1). pp. 49-59. ISSN 1084-2756

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Abstract:The success rates of screening programmes for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) vary widely. Studies on screening programmes for DDH based on a Medline search for the years 1966–1997 are reviewed. The percentage treated in most studies, especially those using ultrasound, are high and suggest substantial over-treatment. Neonatal clinical screening has the best results, but programme effectiveness increases when this is combined with secondary screening of the high-risk population. The extra costs are compensated by reduced treatment costs of late-diagnosed cases.
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