Biomechanical evaluation of health visitor training in baby hip testing for developmental dysplasia of the hip

W. George Kernohan, Ian Turner

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to examine the performance of health visitors in the clinical testing for signs of hip dysplasia. A kinesiological method was devised to help analyse neonatal hip manoeuvres first described by Ortolani in 1937. The apparatus comprised miniature force, displacement and rotational transducers attached to a training doll. Nine health visitors were assessed before and after a 2-hour teaching session. Improvements were evident in the measures with a concurrent improvement in diagnostic accuracy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)141-147
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Nursing
    Volume2
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1998

    Keywords

    • dysplasia
    • Congenital abnormality
    • hip-dysplasia

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