Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a relatively common musculoskeletal condition in newborns. Treating DDH with the Pavlik harness has proven to be safe and successful in about 90% of cases. But that leaves many unanswered questions about the 10% of patients for whom this treatment is not effective or causes complications.
This complimentary JBJS webinar will focus on how pediatric orthopaedists can:
Daniel Sucato, MD will discuss two ultrasound measurements that a 2010 JBJS study concluded can help predict Pavlik harness failure. Lucas Murnaghan, MD will discuss the association between femoral nerve palsy and failure of Pavlik treatment, based on a 2011 JBJS study. And Wudbhav Sankar, MD will discuss the success of Ilfeld bracing, versus closed reduction and spica casting, after Pavlik harness failure, based on a 2015 JBJS study.
Commentary from DDH expert Scott Mubarak, MD will expand on all three author presentations. The last 15 minutes of the webinar will be devoted to a live Q&A session, during which audience members can ask questions of the authors and commentator.