Congenital dislocation of the hip in the American black

S. W. Burke, T. I. Macey, J. M. Roberts, C. Johnston

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Between 1977 and 1982, 19 cases of congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH) were encountered in black infants. Six of these cases were associated with other anomalies (atypical CDH); 13 were typical CDH. The incidence of complete CDH in the white population studied is 1.5/1000; in the black population studied it is 0.46/1000. The increased incidence in comparison to previous studies may possibly reflect genetic heterogeneity in the control population relative to the African black.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
VolumeNO. 192
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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