Examining infants' hips--can it do harm?

  • Florencia Moore
  • Published 1989 in
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British…


Attempts to eliminate congenital dislocation of the hip by detecting it early have not been completely successful. It is not known why some infants, checked by competent examiners, still appear late with dislocations. The usual explanations of a mistake by the examiner, or of spontaneous dislocation of a hip that was stable at birth, do not explain why some… (More)