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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.

Advocates Join Together to Reach Major Network TV Shows

Hip dysplasia advocates have joined together to reach popular TV shows; The Doctors TV and Dr. Oz. They have come together to created an online petition to convince these shows to discuss the topic...

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13-year-old Cassie Recovers from Periacetabular Osteotomy

No parent wants to see their child go through surgery, especially one who seems so healthy. Cassie is a normal 13 year old girl who recently underwent hip surgery for hip dysplasia. The...

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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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