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Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Medscape
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a spectrum of anatomical abnormalities of the hip joint in which the femoral head has an abnormal relationship to the acetabulum. The true incidence of DDH can only be estimated because there is no "gold standard" for diagnosis. Most developed countries report an incidence of 1.5 to 20 cases of DDH per 1000 births, depending in part on the methods of screening used.
J Pediatr Health Care. 2008;22(5):318-322. Polina Gelfer, MD, FAAP; Kathleen A. Kennedy, MD, MPH Full text
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Gelfer & Kennedy
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Added: Wed Nov 19 2008