The development of Australian Standards of Care for Hip Surveillance in Children with Cerebral Palsy: how did we reach consensus?
M Wynter, N Gibson, M Kentish, S Love, P Thomason, H Kerr Graham
Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine | Published : 2011
Progressive hip displacement is the second most common deformity in children with cerebral palsy (CP). For many decades, the methods of monitoring hip health and development in children with CP varied widely between facilities. Recently, systematic population based studies have identified some of the factors and characteristics of children with CP who would most benefit from hip surveillance. Health services providing hip surveillance within Australia identified a need for clinical guidelines to assist in provision of comprehensive and best practice health care for children with CP across all patient demographics. Guidelines providing clear, evidence based information on specific timing for ..View full abstract