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Ultrasound hip screening: why bother?
  1. Robert Scott-Jupp
  1. Correspondence to Dr Robert Scott-Jupp, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, UK; scottjupp{at}virginmedia.com

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Ultrasound (US) screening for developmental dysplasia of the hips (DDH) in newborns became popular in the late 1980s, and so the first generation of screened babies are now adults. As the long-term consequences of missed DDH may not become apparent until much later, it is important to review the outcome of screening programmes in adult life. Researchers from Bergen, Norway, recalled graduates of a randomised controlled trial done in …

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