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Fund the ultrasound of all female first born babies for hip dysplasia

Submitted by Amanda Cooke on Saturday 21st January 2023

Published on Wednesday 25th January 2023

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 25th July 2023

Current Signatures: 132
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Fund the ultrasound of all female first born babies for hip dysplasia

Petition Details

We ask the Government to fund ultrasound scans to help rule out hip dysplasia for, ideally all babies, but at least female first born babies who are most at risk.

Additional Information

Symptoms of hip dysplasia can often present later in the child’s life, and could mean that the child has to undergo invasive surgeries, sometimes multiple times. These surgeries can be very invasive and could be avoided if picked up by an ultrasound at birth. Sometimes the surgeries are unsuccessful resulting in the child being likely to struggle when they are older. Surgeries can cost the NHS a lot of money and could be avoided if more money was put into preventative care.

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