Infant hip dysplasia being missed

Children are presenting to hospital with hip dislocations due to failures in screening infants for developmental dysplasia of the hip, Perth surgeons say.

A study shows Princess Margaret Hospital saw 17 such children in 2010 alone — “three times the established and accepted rate”, according to the authors.

They described the figures as “a serious concern”, saying they highlighted the need to improve education about the risk factors and clinical signs of developmental