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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-7

Definition of developmental dysplasia of the hip: Literature review

Orthopedic Unit, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Duhok, Duhok, Iraq

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Dr. Jagar Omar Doski
Department of Surgery, Orthopedic Unit, College of Medicine, University of Duhok, Duhok
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mj.mj_3_21

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Existing definitions of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) lack uniformity. This study reviewed the main articles discussing DDH definition to make a uniform, feasible, and clinically relevant definition. Electronic databases with some orthopedic books were used to search for the relevant articles. The articles included were 26 (13 from journals and 13 from books). They were published in the last three decades, in the English language, and related to the human species. The retrieved descriptive data used to define DDH were summarized and sorted according to the concepts they contained (they were 12 concepts). Most of them gave more than one set of data to define DDH. From the summary of these data, it can be concluded that DDH can be defined as a developmental spectrum of abnormal formation and alignment of hip joint components that present in healthy infants.

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