Neonatal screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip on the maternity wards in Crete, Greece. correlation to risk factors.

@article{Giannakopoulou2002NeonatalSF,
  title={Neonatal screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip on the maternity wards in Crete, Greece. correlation to risk factors.},
  author={Christina A. Giannakopoulou and Agisilaos C Aligizakis and Eftichia V. Korakaki and Emmanuel E. Velivasakis and Eleftheria G. Hatzidaki and Antonia Manoura and A Bakataki and Alexander G. Hadjipavlou},
  journal={Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={
          148-52
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of ultrasound examination of newborns in early detection and management of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), and its correlation to known risk factors. The incidence of DDH in newborns throughout the general population of Crete has also been investigated. METHODS From 1996 to 2000, 6,140 full-term newborns were examined in the Maternity Department of the University Hospital. All received standard assessments, with their medical history recorded, and a… CONTINUE READING

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