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Late Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip That Was Sonographically Determined to Be Stable at First ExaminationA Case Report
Seyit Ali Gümüştaş, MD1; Mehmet Müfit Orak, MD2; Tolga Onay, MD3; Güven Bulut, MD4
1 Orthopedics and Traumatology Department, Adiyaman Education and Research Hospital, Turgut Reis Street 02200, Adiyaman, Turkey. E-mail address: seyitali_gumustas@yahoo.com
2 Orthopedics and Traumatology Department, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Education and Research Hospital. E-5 Highway 34752, Bostanci, Istanbul, Turkey. E-mail address: mehmetmufitorak@yahoo.com
3 Orthopedics and Traumatology Department, Tatvan State Hospital, Saray Street 13200, Tatvan, Bitlis, Turkey. E-mail address: onaytolga@yahoo.com
4 Orthopedics and Traumatology Department, Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Şemsi Denizer Street 34890, Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey. E-mail address: guvenbulut@yahoo.com
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Investigation performed at Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
JBJS Case Connector, 2013 Nov 13;3(4):e114 1-4. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.M.00148
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Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is the most common skeletal dysplasia in childhood1. If the diagnosis of DDH is not determined during the first months of life and therefore is left untreated, it can lead to permanent deformities and osteoarthritis in later years2. In infants, hips that are clinically and sonographically stable just after birth should develop normally as long as their evolution is not disrupted by neurologic, septic, or traumatic reasons. In the first six months after birth, ultrasonography of the hip is the most valuable method to diagnose DDH. Early diagnosis of DDH with sonographic screening programs and early treatment have reduced the rate of late-developing dysplasia1,2.
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