What is the efficacy of an abduction brace for the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)?

Updated: Feb 26, 2018
  • Author: Junichi Tamai, MD; Chief Editor: William L Jaffe, MD  more...
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The use of an abduction brace after a failure of the Pavlik harness has been suggested. In one study, 13 of 15 patients were treated successfully in this manner, and the remaining two patients had a successful closed reduction. [66]


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