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.

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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CT vs MRI verifying hip position in spica casts

A recent study evaluated the use of computed tomography (CT) versus magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to determine hip position in the spica cast after closed reduction of dislocated hips in infants...

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Long-Term PAO Results Study in Japan

A recent study from Asahikawa Medical University, Japan, evaluated the intermediate to long-term results of ‘Periacetabular Osteotomy’ (cutting the bone around the acetabulum/ socket to...

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Rates of Total Hip Replacements due to Residual Hip Dysplasia

A recent report from Norway identified that 25% of all total hips in patients younger than 40 years of age were performed because of residual hip dysplasia. This was the most common reason for total...

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Femoral Nerve Palsy and the Pavlik Harness

Femoral nerve palsy can develop during treatment with the Pavlik Harness. It occurs in about 2-3% of babies that use the harness. It does not mean that the harness was used incorrectly. Femoral nerve...

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Effect of PAO on total hip replacements later in life.

Does previous pelvic osteotomy make it more difficult to perform a total hip later in life? That question was recently the subject of a study published in Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research....

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Failure of the Pavlik Harness

The Pavlik Harness fails in approximately 40% of "Ortolani Positive" hip dislocations. These are hips that are dislocated at birth but can be put back into the socket during examination. The Pavlik...

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Hoffman-Daimler Update and Opinion

The Hoffman-Daimler method of reducing dislocated hips in older children can be viewed on YouTube. This method was published as a scientific paper in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in June,...

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DDH Brace does not slow down walking

Scientific Publication Influence of the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip by the abduction brace on locomotor development in children Zgoda M,, Department of Orthopaedics...

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