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Developmental dysplasia of the hip 

Developmental dysplasia of the hip
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Developmental dysplasia of the hip
Author(s):

Anish Sanghrajka

and Deborah M Eastwood

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013017
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date: 15 December 2018

Developmental dysplasia of the hip represents a spectrum of hip pathology with or without hip instability

Controversy continues regarding the relative roles of clinical and ultrasound screening programmes

Early diagnosis and prompt, appropriate treatment is important

All treatment methods risk compromising the vascularity of the developing femoral head

Residual dysplasia may require an aggressive surgical approach.

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