Turkish Archives of Pediatrics
Original Article

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning of Developmental Hip Dysplasia: Evaluation of Care Practices of the Members of the Turkish Pediatric Orthopedics Association

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Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Yeni Yüzyıl University Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, CerrahpaşaFaculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Turk Arch Pediatr 2023; 58: 174-181
DOI: 10.5152/TurkArchPediatr.2023.22168
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Objective: Developmental dysplasia of the hip is one of the most important causes of childhood disabilities. Although there are accepted treatment algorithms for developmental dysplasia of the hip, diagnosis and treatment approaches can show variations in the management among physicians. This study aimed to develop a diagnosis and treatment algorithm for developmental dysplasia of the hip according to the preferences of members of the Turkish Pediatric Orthopedics Association.

Materials and Methods: An interview by telephone call was made with 76 orthopedists (group 1: more experienced 39 physicians, group 2: less experienced 37 physicians) who are members of the Turkish Pediatric Orthopedics Association. Participants were q uesti onnai red ab out their demographic information, experiences, diagnostic criteria that they use for developmental dysplasia of the hip, and treatment approaches to patient scenarios of different ages.

Results: Most of the participants recommended universal screening at the age of 4 weeks. It was observed that the most significant physical examination finding was limited hip abduction, and the most frequently used radiographic evaluation on x-ray was acetabular index measurement. The most frequently used description for dysplasia was found as acetabular index >30°.

Conclusions: Although there are some differences among orthopedists in the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up approach of developmental dysplasia of the hip, there was no significant difference according to the experience-based grouping. The treatment algorithm, which was created with the most frequently given answers, was designed, which we think may be beneficial for pediatricians and orthopedists.

Cite this article as: Kültür Y, Özşahin MK, Karaismailoğlu B, Davutluoğlu E, Güven MF, Şeker A. Diagnosis and treatment planning of developmental hip dysplasia: Evaluation of care practices of the members of the Turkish pediatric orthopedics association. Turk Arch Pediatr. 2023;58(2):174-181.

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