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.
 

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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Being a Twin or a Triplet is NOT a risk factor for DDH

A recent study from Cambridge, UK, conducted by Barr and Rehm investigated whether multiple births have a higher incidence of DDH, and if selective ultrasound scanning should be considered for these...

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Cartilage Development of a Child’s Hip Socket

A study of the developing hip joint compared x-ray findings to MRI findings. The infant hip has more cartilage than bone and can be imaged with ultrasound, but ultrasound is not very useful after the...

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Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO) – What Determines Success or Failure?

The PAO surgery developed by Professor Ganz has greatly benefitted young adults who suffer from hip dysplasia. Saving the natural hip joint is often better than having a total hip replacement. Also,...

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Does hip dysplasia return after successful treatment?

Parents and doctors would like to know if hip dysplasia can return after it’s been successfully treated. Researchers in Zurich, Switzerland have given us a possible answer for babies who were...

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Successful Pavlik Harness treatment in late-diagnosed developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)

The Pavlik harness is more successful when started before the age of six months so most doctors are reluctant to try the Pavlik harness after that age. Also, the harness is usually abandoned if...

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Arthroscopic reduction of the dislocated hip in infants

Arthroscopic techniques in management of pediatric hip conditions have now been explored for treatment of DDH hips as well. Eberhardt et al from Olgahospital Stuttgart, Germany, presented their early...

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