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.
 

Reliability of plain x-rays for developmental dysplasia of the hip in children

In the current era there are growing concerns of radiation exposure particularly in the children. In spite of amazing advances in the field of imaging, regular x-rays continue to remain the primary...

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Does Swaddling Influence Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip? An Experimental Animal Study

The overall effect of swaddling has been controversial for centuries. Its positive effect on the psychological development of the infant has popularized it in European and North American countries,...

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Results of open reduction surgery for developmental dislocation of the hip

In spite of good neonatal screening programs and a global push towards early diagnosis of infants with DDH, we continue to see children with DDH and dislocated hips that need surgical intervention....

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Predictors for Secondary Procedures after open reduction of hip in walking children with DDH

Surgical intervention including open reduction of hip in children of walking age is often fraught with secondary surgical procedures as the failure is not infrequent. The resultant persistent...

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Ultrasonographic Assessment of Hips in the First Six weeks of Life: Does the Incidence of DDH Change from week 1 to week 6?

Although Hip dysplasia is diagnosed using both clinical and sonographic findings, using ultrasound alone may over-diagnose DDH in the early days/ first week of life. Bialik et al conducted a study...

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To screen or not to screen for DDH?

There are wide differences of opinion about the value of screening infants for hip dysplasia. Almost everyone agrees that the newborn examination is important, but even that misses about one in 10...

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Innocent infant hip clicks: Is there a need to follow them?

Children with innocent hip clicks are often referred to orthopedic surgeons by pediatricians or anxious parents. This is sometimes necessary to evaluate the possibility of hip dysplasia. However,...

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Ultrasound screening at time of birth slightly reduces the risk of surgery

Comments: A report was published online in Journal of Pediatrics Sept. 29 prior to the print version. The study is from Germany where all babies have free access to routine pediatric hip...

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Pelvic deformity influences acetabular version and coverage in hip dysplasia

A recent study from Kyushu University, Japan, evaluated deformity of the entire pelvic bone in hip dysplasia patients and its relation to the hip socket (acetabulum).[1] The authors carefully...

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Screening programs for developmental dysplasia of the hip in newborns

A recent study from Gosford Hospital, Australia, evaluated the effects of different screening programs for DDH on the frequency of late presentation of hip dislocations. Three independent review...

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