Joint laxity and hip rotation in normal children and in those with congenital dislocation of the hip.

@article{Carr1993JointLA,
  title={Joint laxity and hip rotation in normal children and in those with congenital dislocation of the hip.},
  author={Andrew Carr and Rosalind J. Jefferson and Michael D Benson},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1993},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={76-8}
}
We measured the range of rotation in both hips of 397 normal children and in the unaffected hip of 135 children with unilateral congenital dislocation of the hip. Both groups were assessed for generalised joint laxity. Joint laxity was more common in normal children with an internally centred arc of hip rotation than in normal children with a neutral or an externally rotated arc. The children with congenitally dislocated hips had significantly more joint laxity than did the control group and… CONTINUE READING

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