newborn screening programme

Developmental dislocation of the hip

Developmental dislocation of the hip is a condition where a baby is born with a hip joint that is not properly formed. There are several reasons why this occurs.

Read more about developmental dislocation of the hip on the NHS website.

UK NSC screening recommendation Based on the last UK NSC review of this condition that occurred in July 2006.

Screening for this condition is recommended.

Screening for congenital dislocated hip (CDH) and developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is part of the physical examination of newborn and 6-8 week old babies.

Ultrasound screening should not be offered to all babies, unless part of an ethically approved and externally funded research project.

Supporting documents from the 2006 review

Evidence summary Dysplasia of the hip (2004)
This document provides the evidence on which the current UK NSC recommendation is based.

Screening around the UK

The UK NSC recommends screening for this condition, however this may vary slightly depending on where you are in the UK.

Review cycle

Date previous review completed: 2006

Next review estimated to be completed: 2021 to 2022.

To see previous evidence reviews, visit the UK NSC archive.

Organisations interested in Developmental dislocation of the hip

These organisations have expressed interest in this recommendation and may submit responses to evidence reviews.

List of organisations

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