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Developmental Hip Dysplasia: An Epidemiological Nationwide Study in Italy from 2001 to 2016

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Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, 00128 Rome, Italy
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Orthopedic Unit, Department of Surgery, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, 00165 Rome, Italy
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(12), 6589; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18126589
Received: 10 May 2021 / Revised: 12 June 2021 / Accepted: 14 June 2021 / Published: 18 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Burden of Orthopedic Surgery)
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) includes a broad spectrum of hip abnormalities. DDH requires early diagnosis and treatment; however, no international consensus on screening protocol and treatment is provided in the literature. Epidemiological studies are helpful to understand the national variation of a specific surgical procedure and compare it with that of other countries. Data provided by different countries could allow researchers to provide international guidelines for DDH screening and treatment. Limited data are reported regarding trends of hospitalization for DDH, and no public database is available. The purpose of this study was to estimate annual admissions for DDH in Italian patients from 2001 to 2016, based on the hospitalization reports. Data of this study were collected from the National Hospital Discharge Reports (SDO) reported at the Italian Ministry of Health. Descriptive statistical analyses were performed. From 2001 to 2016, 3103 hospitalizations for DDH were recorded in Italy, with a mean incidence of 2.33 (per 100,000 young inhabitants). Females of the 0–4 years old group represented the majority of patients hospitalized for DDH. View Full-Text
Keywords: developmental dysplasia of the hip; DDH; national hospital discharge reports; NHDR; SDO; Italian developmental dysplasia of the hip; DDH; national hospital discharge reports; NHDR; SDO; Italian
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Longo, U.G.; Papalia, R.; De Salvatore, S.; Ruzzini, L.; Piergentili, I.; Oggiano, L.; Costici, P.F.; Denaro, V. Developmental Hip Dysplasia: An Epidemiological Nationwide Study in Italy from 2001 to 2016. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 6589. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18126589

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Longo UG, Papalia R, De Salvatore S, Ruzzini L, Piergentili I, Oggiano L, Costici PF, Denaro V. Developmental Hip Dysplasia: An Epidemiological Nationwide Study in Italy from 2001 to 2016. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(12):6589. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18126589

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Longo, Umile G., Rocco Papalia, Sergio De Salvatore, Laura Ruzzini, Ilaria Piergentili, Leonardo Oggiano, Pier F. Costici, and Vincenzo Denaro. 2021. "Developmental Hip Dysplasia: An Epidemiological Nationwide Study in Italy from 2001 to 2016" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 12: 6589. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18126589

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