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Guidelines are informed by the best available evidence at the time of their development. In order for guidelines to remain up to date new evidence has to be investigated and synthesized into the guidelines. This paper summarizes new evidence and how that that has informed the most recent changes in hip surveillance guidelines for children with cerebral palsy.

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Hip displacement is a common secondary consequence of cerebral palsy and if not identified early can lead to pain and reduced quality of life. Hip surveillance enables early identification of hips requiring intervention resulting in better outcomes including improved quality of life.

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This page is a summary of: Australian hip surveillance guidelines at 10 years: New evidence and implementation, Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, March 2022, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/prm-220017.
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