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of 'Developmental dysplasia of the hip: Treatment and outcome'
Developmental hip dysplasia and dislocation: Part II.
Weinstein SL, Mubarak SJ, Wenger DR
Instr Course Lect. 2004;53:531.
Both nonsurgical and surgical options are available for the treatment of developmental hip dysplasia and dislocation. The advantages, pitfalls, and techniques for using the Pavlik harness should be thoroughly examined before treatment. Other closed and open treatments are aimed at concentric reduction and prevention of residual subluxation and dysplasia. Early diagnosis and treatment lead to the best long-term results for these conditions.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.