Success of Pavlik Harness Treatment Decreases in Patients >= 4 Months and in Ultrasonographically Dislocated Hips in Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

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Omeroglu H., KÖSE N., Akceylan A.

CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, vol.474, no.5, pp.1146-1152, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background Treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) using the Pavlik harness has been a widely used method in patients between 0 and 6 months of age for many years. However, the factors influencing the success rate of this treatment modality have still not exactly been determined as a result of the limited number of clinical studies with higher level of evidence.