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The following is a list of recent International Hip Dysplasia Institute news articles that highlight our commitment to excellence. To read an entire article, please click on the news headline. If you are looking for Scientific Literature Reviews, click here.

When is total hip replacement necessary for hip dysplasia?

Sometimes, total hip replacement is the best answer for hip dysplasia. Mainly when arthritis is severe, or for people older than 45-50 years. Hip dysplasia has unique features that need special...

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Longer treatment may be needed for babies with hip instability.

A recent report from Sweden asked the question whether babies treated for hip instability had normal hips at one year of age. The first problem they encountered was the definition of normal. It’s...

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Swaddled babies at greater risk of hip problems, study finds

In a recent article, Linda Carroll, TODAY contributor, discusses the dangers of improper swaddling with IHDI's Nicholas P. Clarke M.D. Swaddling has proven to be a successful technique for soothing...

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Why Not Try Pavlik Harness for Older Babies?

Success rate with the Pavlik harness is approximately 75% to 85% for hip dislocations when applied in the first week if life. When all applications are counted the success rate is 95% to 99% because...

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The Healing Touch of a Pink Hippopotamus

Abbey Dankwerth was diagnosed with congenital hip dysplasia when she was just a few weeks old. Through the care she received at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and a children’s book...

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Genetics and Hip Dysplasia

The possibility of a genetic test for DDH was recently reported in a scientific study from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Before we get too excited about a possible genetic test, it’s...

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Bracing for dysplasia that remains after initial treatment

A very important scientific paper has been published, and one of the co-authors is a member of the IHDI Medical Advisory Board. After initial treatment with a Pavlik harness, the child sometimes has...

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When the Pavlik Harness Fails, Are Other Types of Braces Helpful?

The Pavlik harness can occasionally fail to reduce dislocated hips in babies with DDH especially in more severe cases. Previous studies have reported that abduction bracing after Pavlik harness...

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Pavlik Harness research reaches milestone – Updates from Dr. Price

The IHDI has reached an important milestone with the publication of our first research study.  This study was fully funded by donations, in the effort to cure hip dysplasia. The IHDI teamed up with...

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Do Doctors Agree on the Diagnosis of DDH?

Estimates of the frequency of DDH vary when reported by different research studies. Also, there are differences in frequency of treatment of DDH. Some of this variation may be explained by...

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    New Guidelines for Evaluation and Referral of DDH

    Jan 17

    After 16 years the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated and revi...

    A recent study confirms, adults with hip dysplasia...

    Aug 23

    An important research study reaffirming that hip dysplasia is a major ...

    Landmark Research Study

    Aug 18

    A landmark research study from the International Hip Dysplasia Institu...

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