Child Health Award finalist: Infant Hip Team

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Child Health Award finalist: Infant Hip Team

Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Infants are screened for hip dysplasia at six to eight weeks, but an eight-month check has been discontinued. However, early identification is crucial to avoid invasive surgery and mobility problems. Angela Lee and Nina Doherty filled this screening gap by developing a self-check guide highlighting common signs of hip dysplasia or dislocation to enable parents to screen their children. Nurse consultant Angela says: We noticed that in the vast majority of diagnosed hip dysplasia cases, parents had previously observed a clinical sign, but did not recognise its significance. Parents have proved effective in highlighting risk factors of infants who have the condition.

Picture credit: Tim George

The Child Health Award is sponsored by Nursing Children and Young People.


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