A physical examination of the baby is carried out within 72 hours of birth, using appropriate clinical examination techniques to examine:
- the heart for congenital heart defects (CHD)
- hips for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
- testes for undescended testes and
For further information on Newborn Physical Examinations, see the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programme at: Information for the public.
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