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.
- Developmental dysplasia of the hip
- Frejka splint
- Pavlik harness
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine