Source: Bone and Joint Journal; Jun 2018 (no. 6); p. 806-810
Publication Date: Jun 2018
Publication Type(s): Article
Abstract:Aims The aim of this prospective cohort study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the neonatal hip instability screening programme. Patients and Methods The study involved a four-year observational assessment of a neonatal hip screening programme. All newborns were examined using the Barlow or Ortolani manoeuvre within 72 hours of birth; those with positive findings were referred to a 'one-stop' screening clinic for clinical and sonographic assessment of the hip. The results were compared with previous published studies from this unit. Results A total of 124 newborns with a positive Barlow or Ortolani manoeuvre, clunk positive, or 'unstable' were referred.