Hi I am hoping you guys can help me. I am trying to understand hip surveillance guidelines for children with Cerebral Palsy.
The Australian Hip Surveillance Guidelines (recommended in the Novak article) and the AACPDM guidelines both differ, especially when talking about Winter, Gages and Hicker Hemiplegia Gait 4 pattern. Any thoughts on what guidelines I should follow?
Great question! I think the best thing to do in the case of hip surveillance is to recognize that both sets of guidelines have similar trends…the level of surveillance increases as the GMFCS level increases and WGH patterns have their own unique set of rules. If you are expected to choose something that is very specific, my guess would be to rely on the AACPDM guidelines rather than the specifics of the AusACPDM guidelines.