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Developmental Hip Dysplasia: Screening

Release Date: March 2006

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendation

(What's This?)

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


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

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

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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