What is the efficacy of a Pavlik harness 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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In patients older than 6 months, the success rate with a Pavlik harness is less than 50%; therefore, this therapy should not be used in these patients. [67] If the child is diagnosed when older than 6 months or if the Pavlik harness is determined to be unsuccessful, a closed reduction is attempted.

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