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Antenatal and Neonatal Screening$
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Nicholas Wald and Ian Leck

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780192628268

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.001.0001

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Congenital dislocation of the hip

Congenital dislocation of the hip

(p.398) 16 Congenital dislocation of the hip
Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Ian Leck

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes screening for congenital dislocation of the hip. The aim of screening is to prevent persistent hip dislocation (PHD). In PHD, the head of the femur remains located either totally outside the acetabulum or only partially within in. This causes increasing disability once the child begins to walk. Neonatal screening and treatment of those who test positive is widely practised but has been poorly evaluated. Its value remains uncertain, although observational studies suggest that it reduces the incidence of PHD when competently performed.

Keywords:   neonatal screening, prevention, congenital dislocation, neonatal treatment

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