Scientific Literature Reviews

The following is a list of recent International Hip Dysplasia Institute scientific literature reviews. To read a review, please click on the title.
 

New Babywearing Research for Hip Development

Researchers in Spain obtained hip ultrasound studies while babies were in three different types of baby carriers. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30928246] The results were encouraging for...

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Historically Significant Babywearing Research Now Available in English

An important, and historically significant doctoral thesis by Johannes Büschelberger MD is now available on the IHDI website for review and for use as a research reference. The original thesis was...

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Quality of Life, Concerns and Impact Measure

This paper reports that a questionnaire has been developed to accurately capture some of the psycho-social problems that are caused by hip dysplasia. The IHDI participated in this research because...

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Should you wait to have a PAO until your arthritis gets worse?

There is often a question of how long it’s safe to postpone PAO surgery during the early stages of hip dysplasia in adolescents and adults. Sometimes there’s a labral tear that is tempting to...

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Cast Liners and Synthetic Cast Materials

A body cast, or hip spica cast is used after closed reduction or surgery for hip dysplasia [https://hipdysplasia.org/developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip/child-treatment-methods/hip-spica-cast/] It...

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Psycho-social impact of DDH: Research Paper

There is a limited amount of research available that explores the psycho-social impact hip dysplasia has on adult hip dysplasia patients. An article by Tina Gambling and Andrew Long investigate this...

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Post PAO Surgery Survey

There is a lack of scientific literature focused on the long term success rate of a PAO. This study, published in 2013, investigates the quality of life for patients who had received a PAO, on...

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The study of Babywearing in other cultures

Two scientific studies examine the affects of babywearing and how it may influence the occurrence of Hip Dysplasia in a culture or region of the world.   In this publication the authors...

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World Journal of Orthopedics – New Report

Developmental dysplasia of the hip: What has changed in the last 20 years? A fascinating article highlighting many of the new and updated diagnosis and treatment options for DDH. The International...

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Final Report for 2017 DDH Educational Course

Hip Dysplasia is four times more common in Ecuador than any other South or Central American country. IHDI has initiated efforts to improve this in Ecuador with education for the public and...

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