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New GPP – Reducing the risk of developmental dysplasia of the hip

18th November 2016

The iHV is delighted to share new Good Practice Points on Reducing the risk of developmental dysplasia of the hip for our Associate members.

These Good Practice Points, co-authored by Karen Afford, FiHV, Professional/Education Lead, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, and Elaine McInnes, FiHV, Project Development Manager, Institute of Health Visiting, sets out what health visitors need to know about reducing the risk of developmental dysplasia of the hip.

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) refers to a range of developmental hip disorders. They range from a hip that is mildly dysplastic, concentrically located and stable to one that is severely dysplastic and dislocated.

DDH has replaced the term Congenital Dislocation of the Hip (CDH). The reason for this change in terminology is that it became clear that dislocation of the hip is a dynamic process and can occur  during the antenatal, perinatal and early months after birth.


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