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Is routine pre-reduction traction necessary for children with developmental dysplasia of the hip?

Bhatia, M and Joseph, B (2003) Is routine pre-reduction traction necessary for children with developmental dysplasia of the hip? Indian journal of orthopaedics, 37 (4). pp. 241-243.

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Abstract

Traction is often used before closed or open reduction of hips with developmental dysplasia, in the belief that it will facilitate reduction and reduce the incidence of avascular necrosis of the femoral head. However, evidence from the literature suggests that traction may neither facilitate reduction, nor influence the frequency of avascular necrosis. The role of pre-reduction traction can only be clarified by undertaking well-designed randomized controlled trials.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Developmental dysplasia of the hip-Traction-Avascular necrosis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 06:28
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2012 06:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2434

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