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 Guidelines for Infant Hip Dysplasia

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons releases new practice guidelines for infant hip dysplasia.   New clinical practice guidelines for infant hip dysplasia have been released by the...

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Hip Dysplasia Symposium

5th Annual Hip Dysplasia Symposium Indications, Complications and Solutions The 5th annual Hip Dysplasia Symposium will be held on August 28th & 29th  in Mexico City. We are excited to announce...

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Hip Arthroscopy Alone Is Rarely Helpful for Patients with Dysplasia

The April issue of Orthopedics Today reviewed the advances in hip arthroscopy and these advances have helped many people. Hip arthroscopy is performed under anesthesia so the hip can be pulled...

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Hip Dysplasia Pain Discovery

Increased amounts of pain chemicals found in adult hip dysplasia patients.   Some types of arthritis are caused by inflammation, or by internal chemical responses that eventually lead to...

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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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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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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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