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Orthop Clin North Am. 2012 Jul;43(3):291-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2012.05.003.

Strategies to improve outcomes from operative childhood management of DDH.

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  • 1Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.


The operative management of DDH is technically challenging. To achieve excellent results, surgeons need to select the most appropriate operative treatment, minimize the risk of complications, and be aggressive in the management of serious complications, such as redislocation and AVN, when they occur. We have described specific steps and strategies to assist in each of these key steps.

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