Is swaddling damaging our babies’ hips?

Nicole Williams, Bruce K Foster and Peter J Cundy
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10652
Published online: 3 September 2012

To the Editor: In South Australia, the incidence of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) diagnosed at or after 3 months of age was 0.22 per 1000 live births between 1988 and 2003, corresponding to a rate of 4–5 new cases per year.1

  • Nicole Williams
  • Bruce K Foster
  • Peter J Cundy

  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, SA.

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