Nurses detecting infant hip abnormalities

Pauline Haugh, Bernadette P. Trainor, W. George Kernohan

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A total of 887 children, referred to a nurse-led clinic from five sources, were examined to determine the accuracy of the examination for developmental dysplasia of the hip. Fifty-five children with hip abnormalities, or suspected hip abnormalities, were referred to a paediatric, orthopaedic surgeon for further diagnosis, all having some abnormality confirmed. All cases passed as normal and discharged from the nurse-led clinic were confirmed normal at the 4-year follow-up. Nurse-led clinics for hip screening are recommended as an effective method of reducing the load on consultant-led orthopaedic clinics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Nursing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Feb 1997


  • hip-dysplasia
  • nurse-led
  • Screening


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