Orthopedic Surgeons

Operative Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip with Open Reduction  and Salter’s Osteotomy

Featuring Dennis R. Wenger, M.D. & Stuart L. Weinstein, M.D.

Additional thanks to Video Journal of Orthopaedics.

Learning the Pavlik

The Pavlik harness has become the mainstay for treatment of children with developmental dysplasia of the hip. The harness is relatively easy to apply and adjust, but still requires some specialist skills. Given the length of time many children remain in the harness, parents also need to be able to feel comfortable with its use. Commenting that educational programs for the most part focus on operative techniques, the paediatric group in Toronto (Canada) set out to establish a consensus on how best to evaluate the application of the Pavlik harness in addition to the development of a competency-based assessment tool. The tool itself was developed after applying a Delphi process to ten experts, and using the results of this process to produce an objective structured assessment of technical skill with 25 items. A video-based validation exercise suggested that there was excellent consensus on the use of this tool, with a test-retest reliability of 0.98 and an intra-class correlation co-efficient of 0.96.1 The study group then went on to use the scoring template to assess three groups of users: novice (parents), intermediate (junior residents) and experts (staff surgeons, fellows and orthotists). They found the assessment tool to be a reliable and valid method for assessing Pavlik harness application and the expertise of the user (http://links.lww.com/BPO/A42). This is a useful document to review your own knowledge base and gives an excellent structured framework for assessing and teaching trainees and allied health in the application of the Pavlik harness.

View the complete article here: Pavlik Harness Learning Module

Webinar: Evaluation and Indication for Treatment

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015


Looking for the hip dysplasia presentation you saw at our exhibit? We’ve made all seven panels of the exhibit available for download below!


Orthopedic Hip Dysplasia Presentation
(6.2MB)


Click below to view slides, or read the original paper here.

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