Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
While most patients with signs of mild hip instability in the first weeks of life resolve spontaneously, those with more severe dysplasia will have significantly worse outcomes if not diagnosed and treated early. This creates a dilemma for the clinician who must depend on physical findings, aided by imaging studies that are relatively nonspecific in their ability to detect hip dysplasia. This chapter will present an approach to the newborn with abnormal hip findings or significant risk factors.
KeywordsHips Hip dysplasia Hip dislocation Developmental dysplasia of the hips Barlow test Ortolani test
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