Resources For Physicians
This section is intended for physicians. Please use discretion if you are not a physician. Some images and videos contain graphic content.
The information presented is for educational purposes only and is not intended to represent the only, or best, method for prevention, diagnosis or treatment of hip dysplasia. Content in this section may represent an approach, view, statement or opinion that is intended to help stimulate thinking or enlighten discussion.
Readers are encouraged to understand that opinions vary even among the most “expert” physicians. Application of information to a particular situation is the responsibility of the individual healthcare professional. The general public is given access to this section, but patients and parents are encouraged to rely on their individual physician for guidance.
If you are a patient seeking specific answers, we recommend some questions to ask your doctor in another section of this website. See More Here
If you are a physician, we invite you to view a video that demonstrates a recommended method for initial fitting of the Pavlik harness. This instructional video was developed for IHDI by Simon Kelley, MD and his colleagues at Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. This instructional video is based on the consensus recommendations of a panel of International Experts from the IHDI Medical Advisory Board. The video demonstrates details of proper positioning along with tips for adjustments as needed. Dr. Kelley and colleagues also reported a method of evaluating competency for application of the Pavlik harness. This involves an Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skill (OSATS) that determines proficiency in applying the Pavlik harness to infants (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26057066). Please view this video and share it with other physicians who use the Pavlik harness to treat DDH.
Pediatricians and Primary Care Providers
Looking for the hip dysplasia presentation you saw at one of our exhibits? Click here
Online Textbooks on Hip Dysplasia
We posted numerous books online for your convenience. Click here to read more.
Current Literature Review
A new classification of hip dysplasia was developed by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Click here to learn more.
Bibliography with Commentary
Information coming soon.
Information for both physicians and parents. Click here to learn more about car seat restraints and other useful information.