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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.

Original publication




Journal article


J bone joint surg br

Publication Date





1586 - 1588


Abnormalities, Multiple, Clubfoot, England, Female, Hip Dislocation, Congenital, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Male, Neonatal Screening, Patient Selection, Severity of Illness Index, Ultrasonography