Developmental or congenital dysplasia of the hip [CDH] is a common neonatal problem encountered in medical practice in many pam of the world, with variable incidence among different regions.
the widespread introduction of neonatal screening programs, many patients still present late, sometimes after the child has started walking and limping. Late presentation is associated with less favorable outcome of management. Different diagnostic modalities have been suggested and practiced to decrease the number of missed cases. These range from the performance of special clinical bedside examination of neonates, ultrasound screening of all neonates, and ultrasound or x-ray for suspected cases and those at risk. No matter how good a test is, the human factor plays a major role in either detecting or missing cases Despite the performance of all these tests in the management of CDH, cases are still being missed. This might indicate that the course of the disease is still not fully understood, or screening tests are not sensitive enough or are often done incorrectly . This. study was carried out to evaluate the most commonly used clinical signs and tests for the detection of CDH in different age groups, and to assess the reproducibility of each one in the hands of medical staff
Mamoun K. Kremli ,Mamoun K. Kremli ,Khalid I. Khoshhal ,Mohammad Zamzam ,Marwan Zamzani ,Abdl Halim Badr ,Wael S. Taha ,
Evaluation of clinical signs and tests of congenital dysplasia of the hip,
Ann_Saudi Med. 2002;
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