A modified surgical approach of the hip in children: is it safe and reliable in patients with developmental hip dysplasia?

Iyetin Y., Turkmen I., SAĞLAM Y., Akcal M. A., Unay K., Unsac B.

JOURNAL OF CHILDRENS ORTHOPAEDICS, vol.9, no.3, pp.199-207, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11832-015-0659-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-207
  • Keywords: Surgical approach, Medial open reduction, Developmental hip dysplasia, Avascular necrosis
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Purpose Treatment is easier and complications are less likely to occur if developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is diagnosed early. In this study, we examined the early results of open reduction using a medial approach which we had modified for DDH and analyzed the success of this technique and the associated complication rates, with a focus on avascular necrosis (AVN).