Efficacy and Satisfaction Comparing Two Braces in the Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) in Infants
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The purpose of this study is to 1) evaluate the effectiveness of the Plastizote abduction brace compared to the Pavlik harness in the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and 2) compare parent/caregiver satisfaction between the Plastizote abduction brace and the Pavlik harness. The investigators hope to learn which brace treatment is best for a definable population so the appropriate brace can be chosen initially avoiding the time, expense, and frustration of a failed technique.
Condition or disease
Hip Dislocation, CongenitalCongenital Deformity of Hip Joint
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Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 2 Months (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
0-2 months of age
Nonterratological developmental dysplasia of the hip diagnosed by physical exam and standard of care ultrasound
Ages greater than 2 months
Terratological congenital dysplasia of the hip diagnosed by physical exam and standard of care ultrasound