THE BELFAST HIP SCREENER - FROM INFANCY TO MATURITY

George Kernohan, BP TRAINOR, PE HAUGH, AF JOHNSTON, RAB MOLLAN

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Abstract

Hip dislocation remains the most significant childhood orthopaedic abnormality despite the efforts of neonatal screening, first described in 1910. A new method of enhancing the performance of screening, the Belfast hip screener, is a non-invasive device developed to detect and interpret the vibrations (''clicks'' and ``clunks'') which are emitted as the hips are physically tested A progress report is presented covering ten years' work from early records made with tape recorders to modern methods of digital signal processing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-156
JournalUlster Medical Journal
Volume61
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1992

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