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Developmental dysplasia of the hip: Controversies and current concepts
Article first published online: 5 NOV 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2012 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 48, Issue 11, pages 963–973, November 2012
How to Cite
Bracken, J., Tran, T. and Ditchfield, M. (2012), Developmental dysplasia of the hip: Controversies and current concepts. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48: 963–973. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2012.02601.x
- Issue published online: 5 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 5 NOV 2012
- Accepted for publication 28 February 2012.
- general paediatrics;
Developmental dysplasia of the hip is an important but poorly understood disorder as evidenced by the vast amount of literature published to date on this topic. The precise definition of hip dysplasia is controversial and it encompasses a spectrum of abnormalities, rather than a single condition, which at one end overlap with normal hip maturation. We review the risk factors, clinical examination and radiological imaging of the hip in the infant and young child, the controversies of ultrasound screening for hip dysplasia and the current management, both operative and non-operative, of this condition according to patient age.