CORR Insights®: Variations in the Use of Diagnostic Criteria for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
- Anna Cuomo MD
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Where Are We Now?
Developmental dysplasia of the hip is a common abnormality, yet it remains poorly defined. Specialists agree on the characteristics of normal and dislocated hips, but the dysplastic hip remains a grey area, variably characterized by numerous clinical and radiographic findings. With the advent of new technology, we have fallen prey to diagnostic information that supersedes our understanding of the disease. As a result, we are without a recognized standard of diagnosis, and a poor understanding of which radiographic and sonographic characteristics in infancy correlate with actual morbidity. The absence of agreed upon diagnostic criteria likely results in erroneous reporting of prevalence data, misleading reporting of outcomes, and inconsistent treatment algorithms.
Early management of developmental hip dysplasia is critical since the fate of a dysplastic hip can be radically altered with treatment initiated in infancy. Widespread ultrasound screening programs have been su ...
- CORR Insights®: Variations in the Use of Diagnostic Criteria for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®
Volume 471, Issue 6 , pp 1955-1956
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- Anna Cuomo MD (1)
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- 1. Shriners Hospitals for Children®, Los Angeles, 3160 Geneva Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90020, USA