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Does developmental dysplasia of the hip cause a delay in walking?

Authors
  • Kamath, Surendra U
  • Bennet, George C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of pediatric orthopedics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2004
Volume
24
Issue
3
Pages
265–265
Identifiers
PMID: 15105720
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is commonly supposed to lead to a delay in walking. The authors present a retrospective review of the age of walking in 86 children with established DDH and compare them with an age- and sex-matched group of controls. While the median age of walking was 1 month later than in the control group, this was clinically insignificant, as all walked within the normal time limits. The authors conclude that children with DDH do not present as late walkers.

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