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Persistent mild hip deformation in preterm infants.
  1. P M Davis,
  2. R Robinson,
  3. L Harris,
  4. P H Cartlidge
  1. Department of Child Health, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff.


    Preterm infants often develop a postural deformation of the legs with wide hip abduction and external rotation giving a 'frog leg' posture. It has been shown that the deformation persists at the age of 3-4.5 years and the use of postural techniques aimed at reducing the deformation is recommended.

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