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Developmental Hip Dysplasia: Screening

Release Date: March 2006

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendation

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The USPSTF concludes that evidence is insufficient to recommend routine screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants as a means to prevent adverse outcomesa

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.

a Standard language associated with the grade I recommendation is "The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routinely providing {the service}." For this specific recommendation, the USPSTF modified the language to indicate the lack of evidence that screening for a condition with a poorly defined natural history would improve health outcomes while there is evidence that interventions cause known harms

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Clinical Summary

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Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Developmental Hip Dysplasia: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.

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