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Trends in the surgical management of hip dysplasia

Hutt, Jonathan R.B.; Hutt, Nicholas J.O.; Bernard, Jason

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: May 2014 - Volume 23 - Issue 3 - p 231–236
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000030
Hip & Femur

Hip dysplasia is a spectrum of disease. There are established screening programmes for its detection in childhood, but there is also increasing interest in its presentation and surgical treatment at skeletal maturity. This study was aimed at establishing patterns of operative treatment for hip dysplasia in the UK using the hospital episode statistics database over an 11-year period. From a total of 12 100 operations during this interval, there has been no significant change in the level of intervention in the paediatric population. There has, however, been a four-fold rise in procedures in the adult population over the same timeframe.

St George’s Hospital, London, UK

Correspondence to Jonathan R.B. Hutt, BA, MBBS, FRCS (Tr+Orth), 6 Nevis Rd, Tooting, London SW17 7QX, UK Tel: +44 797 100 8081; e-mail: drhutt@hotmail.com

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.