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Frequency of developmental dysplasia of the hip in breech-presented Chinese neonates in Hong Kong.
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PMID:  23018068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES. To clarify the use of ultrasonography by determining the frequency of developmental dysplasia of the hip among breech-presented Chinese neonates in Hong Kong. DESIGN. Prospective case series. SETTING. Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS. All breech-presented Chinese neonates born during January 2008 to June 2009 were included (except premature neonates). They were examined clinically from birth till the age of 1 year. Ultrasound of the hips was performed at the age of 2 weeks, and X-ray of the pelvis at the age of 1 year. RESULTS. A total of 209 breech-presented neonates were born during the study period; 110 neonates completed all necessary investigations and follow-up. Among the latter, there were three neonates with developmental dysplasia of the hip warranting treatment, which amounted to a frequency of 2.7%. CONCLUSION. Developmental dysplasia of the hip among breech-presented Chinese babies is only slightly less common than in corresponding populations in other regions in the world. Since early diagnosis is important, ultrasonography screening in high-risk cases such as those with breech presentation may be useful.
C H Yau; K Y Choi; N S Kwong; P C Lau; M K Yuen; N C Kwok; Y Y Chow; S Ly Siu; K W Li; D K Lam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1024-2708     ISO Abbreviation:  Hong Kong Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512509     Medline TA:  Hong Kong Med J     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Tuen Mun Hospital, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong.
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