The association between clubfoot and developmental dysplasia of the hip.
Perry DC., Tawfiq SM., Roche A., Shariff R., Garg NK., James LA., Sampath J., Bruce CE.
The association between idiopathic congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV) and developmental dysplasia of the hip is uncertain. We present an observational cohort study spanning 6.5 years of selective ultrasound screening of hips in clubfoot. From 119 babies with CTEV there were nine cases of hip dysplasia, in seven individuals. This suggests that 1 in 17 babies with CTEV will have underlying hip dysplasia. This study supports selective ultrasound screening of hips in infants with CTEV.