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

Read over the IHDI Position Statement on Swaddling and some of our Clinical Practice Guidelines.

 

Orthopedic Surgeons

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.

 

Case Studies

Recent Developments in Ultrasound Diagnostic in Relation to Breech Births.

Adolescent Peri-Acetabular Osteotomy (PAO)

 

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.

 

Additional Resources

Information for both physicians and parents.  Click here to learn more about car seat restraints and other useful information.

 

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