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.
 

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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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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