Ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of developmental hip dysplasia (UK Hip Trial): clinical and economic results of a multicentre randomised controlled trial.

@article{Elbourne2002UltrasonographyIT,
  title={Ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of developmental hip dysplasia (UK Hip Trial): clinical and economic results of a multicentre randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Diana Elbourne and Carol Dezateux and Rosemary Arthur and Nicholas M.P. Clarke and Alastair Gray and Andy King and Anne Marie Quinn and Frances Gardner and Glynn Russell},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={360 9350},
  pages={2009-17}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical screening aims to identify and treat neonatal hip instability associated with increased risk of hip displacement, but risks failures of diagnosis and treatment (abduction splinting), iatrogenic effects, and costs to parents and health services. Our objectives were to assess clinical effectiveness and net cost of ultrasonography compared with clinical assessment alone, to provide guidance for management of infants with clinical hip instability. METHODS Infants with clinical… CONTINUE READING
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