Developmental Hip Dysplasia: Clinical Nurse Specialists:
Contact: (01) 4096100 (main switchboard) ext: 2377
A): For Health Professionals: Referring patients with a query DDH.
1. Nurse Led Rapid Access Clinic: Clinic day: Alternate Tuesdays.
Referral Letters accepted from: AMO/ GP/ Outside Consultant
CNS triages letter and appropriate appointment offered.
Letter dictated back to referring source post apt to advise on outcome.
Note: Only Hip queries will be dealt with at this Clinic. Any other Orthopaedic concerns require a separate referral.
Referral can be posted to OPD or faxed to Dept of Orthopaedics. (01) 4096927(fax no)
2. Virtual Hip Clinic: For patients with an abnormal Hip X-Ray report.
Referral letter must be accompanied by x-ray report.
Referral letters accepted from: AMO/GP/Outside Consultant
Referral with attached X-ray report can be posted to OPD or faxed to Dept of Orthopaedics. (01)4096927
X-ray is reviewed by an Orthopaedic Consultant at the Virtual Clinic and a recommendation made.
Parent is contacted by CNS.
Letter dictated back to referral source to advise on outcome.
The Virtual Hip Clinic has won two prestigious awards in the last 6 months for its efficiency in patient care.
B) For Parents/Carers of Children with a Dislocated or Dysplastic Hip
CNS is available for advice on all aspects of the care of a child with DDH.
Including: Hip Dysplasia
Closed reduction dislocated Hip
Open reduction dislocated Hip
Pelvic Osteotomies. (Inpatient and day case surgery)
*Abduction brace fitting and care.
*Hip Spica casting application and care.
*Pre and post operative advice.
*Car seat advice after bracing or Hip Spica cast.
* Hip Clinic (Nurse Led)
*Virtual Hip Clinic.
*Letters for requesting x-rays locally.
*Drop in CNS review outside of planned Clinic apt times.
*Referrals to Occupational Therapy/Social Work dept when required.
*Referrals to Multidisciplinary team when required.
Contact: (01) 4096100 Voicemail: ext: 2377