Late diagnosis of developmental dysplasia of the hip: an analysis of risk factors.

@article{Azzopardi2011LateDO,
  title={Late diagnosis of developmental dysplasia of the hip: an analysis of risk factors.},
  author={Thomas Azzopardi and Phillipa van Essen and Peter J. Cundy and Graeme Tucker and Annabelle Chan},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={
          1-7
        }
}
A neonatal clinical screening program for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) operates in South Australia to diagnose DDH as early as possible. However, some cases of DDH are diagnosed late (>3 months of age). The aims of this study were to identify the specific risk factors for late diagnosis by comparing early diagnosed DDH, late diagnosed DDH, and normal controls in the South Australian population. There were 1945 children with DDH born between 1988 and 2003, of which 67 cases were late… CONTINUE READING
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