Developmental dysplasia of the hip and gross motor delay

22 Apr 2021
06:00 PM - 07:15 PM


Available to
General Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development

2 RACGP CPD Activity points


Confused about how gait abnormalities in pediatrics ? Unsure what the red flags are when it comes to hip dysplasia and gross motor developments in your young patients? Come to this informative 1 hour education session and have your questions answered

The first session of the year in an informative pediatric series run by Mercy Hospital will focus on differentiating between presentations of gait abnormalities through integrated case based discussions. You will also be provided with detailed tips and tricks in assessing, diagnosing and managing various forms and presentations of DDH,


Dr Jing Ling
Jing is a General Peadiatrician at Werribee Mercy Hospital with interest in developmental and behavioral peadiatrics, continence, neurology and respiratory medicine. Jing was a Fellow at the Behavior clinic at Royal Children’s Hospital and Developmental Assessment clinic at Monash Children’s Hospital. She previously revised the Statewide Asthma Guideline and developed a series of parent education videos for the Royal Children’s Hospital website.

Dr Kevin Dunne 
Kevin has appointments as a paediatrician with the Department of Rehabilitation at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, is a paediatrician at Werribee Mercy Hospital and he is in private practice.
Kevin graduated in Medicine from the University of Melbourne and underwent paediatric training at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne. He did a post graduate fellowship in Developmental Medicine/Rehabilitation at the Seattle Children's Hospital/University of Washington. Kevin was appointed as a visiting paediatrician to then Department of Child Development and Rehabilitation at the RCH in 1986 and moved to the Department of Rehabilitation in 2005.  He was appointed as a consultant paediatrician at the Werribee Mercy Hospital in 1993.  His  current research interest is paediatric concussion.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Understand the risk factors for DDH and its pathophysiology and treatment modalities
  • Perform hip screening assessments and understand the clinical significance of findings 
  • Recognise common variants of posture in babies and young children and revise gross motor development in infants
  • Understand natural history of common postural and gait abnormalities children and when to monitor and when to refer.