Pavlik harness versus frejka splint in treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip: Bicenter study

Dan Atar, Wallace B. Lehman, Yerahmiel Tenenbaum, Alfred D. Grant

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    Abstract

    A bicenter study was conducted to compare the results of treatment in developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) with Frejka splint versus Pavlik harness. Eighty-four dislocated hips were treated by the Frejka splint, and 48 dislocated hips were treated by the Pavlik harness. Failure of reduction was 10% with the Frejka splint and 12% with the Pavlik harness. Avascular necrosis (AVN, mostly type 1) was detected in 7% of Frejka patients versus 6% in Pavlik patients. The Frejka splint is simpler to use and if properly applied may be as safe as the Pavlik harness for DDH treatment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)311-313
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
    Volume13
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993

    Keywords

    • Complications
    • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
    • Frejka splint
    • Pavlik harness

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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