Value of limited hip abduction in developmental dysplasia of the hip

Senaran H., Ozdemir H., Ogun T., Kapicioglu M.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.46, no.4, pp.456-458, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2004.01931.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.456-458
  • Keywords: abduction, developmental dysplasia, hip, limitation, ultrasound, ULTRASOUND, DISLOCATION, DIAGNOSIS, INFANTS, DDH
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) continues to be missed by routine physical examination in up to 50% of cases. Ultrasound (US) supplementation is the best method of screening for DDH, but the resources required should not be underestimated. Limited abduction of the hip (LHA) in an infant triggers suspicion, and often an urge to treat, in most orthopaedic surgeons and pediatricians alike. This study aimed to document the value of unilateral LHA in the diagnosis and decision making of DDH, and the correlation between LHA and US.