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Significance of inguinal folds for diagnosis of congenital dislocation of the hip in infants aged three to four months.
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PMID:  2191974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We evaluated the usefulness of the appearance of asymmetrical inguinal folds in the frog leg position as a screening indicator for congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH) in the hope that we might be able to decrease the frequency of radiographic examinations of 3-4-month-old infants. Abnormal inguinal folds were observed in 499 (23.8%) of the 2,111 patients examined at the Asahikawa Health Center, and these 499 included all patients with complete dislocation or subluxation. Abnormal inguinal folds were also present in all 29 previously untreated patients with complete dislocation and in 11 with subluxation seen in our department. Because limited passive hip abduction is less sensitive than abnormal inguinal folds, we recommend inguinal fold assessment as a useful adjunct to other screening methods for CDH in 3-4-month-old infants.
M Ando; E Gotoh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopedics     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0271-6798     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Orthop     Publication Date:    1990 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-20     Completed Date:  1990-07-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109053     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Orthop     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Department of Asahikawa Medical University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Groin / anatomy & histology*
Hip Dislocation, Congenital / diagnosis*,  radiography
Skin / anatomy & histology

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