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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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AP or Frog-leg Radiograph for Children with Hip Dysplasia: How Can We Decrease Radiation?

It is common for pediatric patients with a history of hip dysplasia to undergo anteroposterior (AP) and frog-leg (FL) radiographs to monitor development of the hip. The choice may depend on the...

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Is hip dysplasia in adults different from hip dysplasia in infants?

Hip dysplasia is a known risk factor for premature osteoarthritis. It is often debated whether developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in infancy and hip dysplasia in adolescence or adulthood...

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Hip Dysplasia Makes Impact at 2013 AAOS Meeting

Three Scientific Exhibits on display at this year’s meeting received Awards of Excellence and, for the first time, a Special Recognition Award was given to a member organization of the Board of...

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Adult Hip Dysplasia Patients can see Improvement in Physical Activity from Hip-Preservation Surgery

Adolescents and young adults with hip dysplasia often have hip pain that limits their activities. When joint damage has not progressed beyond a certain point, hip preservation surgery is a valuable...

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