Specialised DDH (developmental dysplasion of the hip) clinics are developing around Ireland but are, however, variable in how they are operated. A DDH clinic was set up in the South-east of Ireland in 2002 with the goal of achieving an integrated care pathway between the orthopaedic surgical team and nursing team, working to an explicit protocol while also fostering a strong collaboration with the ultrasound department. This paper aims to explore the effectiveness of this dedicated clinic in the Southeast of Ireland.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - May 2017|
- Dedicated clinics
- Developmental dysplasia of the hip
- Parents’ experiences
- Pavlic harness