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Developmental dysplasia of the hip

Anish Sanghrajka and Deborah M Eastwood

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013017

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Developmental dysplasia of the hip

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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.

Chapter.  7733 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Paediatrics ; Reproduction, Growth and Development

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