Popliteal angle as an indicator for successful closed reduction of developmental dysplasia of the hip.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205009
Title:
Popliteal angle as an indicator for successful closed reduction of developmental dysplasia of the hip.
Authors:
Molony, Diarmuid C; Harty, James A; Burke, Thomas E; D'Souza, Lester G
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mid Western Regional Orthopaedic Hospital, Croom, Limerick, Ireland.
Citation:
Popliteal angle as an indicator for successful closed reduction of developmental dysplasia of the hip. 2011, 19 (1):46-9 J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong)
Journal:
Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)
Issue Date:
Apr-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205009
PubMed ID:
21519075
Abstract:
To evaluate the use of the popliteal angle as an indicator for successful closed reduction of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in children with delayed presentation.; 29 patients aged 6 to 18 months underwent successful closed reduction for unilateral DDH under general anaesthesia. Using a graduated goniometer, the popliteal angle was measured with the hip abducted within the safe zone (to avoid redislocation and injury to the femoral capital epiphysis) before and after reduction and after 6 weeks of spica casting.; The mean popliteal angles before and after reduction and after 6 weeks of spica casting were 5.1, 37.5, and 17.9 degrees, respectively (p<0.0001, paired t test). Because of discomfort, the spica casts were altered in 3 patients (2 at week 1 and one at week 3).; Reduction of the hip in DDH results in an increased popliteal angle of >20 degree. This may be used to indicate the diagnosis and safe closed reduction.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Acetabulum; Arthrography; Casts, Surgical; Follow-Up Studies; Hip Dislocation, Congenital; Hip Joint; Humans; Infant; Orthopedic Procedures; Range of Motion, Articular; Retrospective Studies; Treatment Outcome
ISSN:
1022-5536

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dc.contributor.authorMolony, Diarmuid Cen
dc.contributor.authorHarty, James Aen
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Thomas Een
dc.contributor.authorD'Souza, Lester Gen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-26T11:04:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-26T11:04:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-04-
dc.identifier.citationPopliteal angle as an indicator for successful closed reduction of developmental dysplasia of the hip. 2011, 19 (1):46-9 J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong)en
dc.identifier.issn1022-5536-
dc.identifier.pmid21519075-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205009-
dc.description.abstractTo evaluate the use of the popliteal angle as an indicator for successful closed reduction of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in children with delayed presentation.-
dc.description.abstract29 patients aged 6 to 18 months underwent successful closed reduction for unilateral DDH under general anaesthesia. Using a graduated goniometer, the popliteal angle was measured with the hip abducted within the safe zone (to avoid redislocation and injury to the femoral capital epiphysis) before and after reduction and after 6 weeks of spica casting.-
dc.description.abstractThe mean popliteal angles before and after reduction and after 6 weeks of spica casting were 5.1, 37.5, and 17.9 degrees, respectively (p<0.0001, paired t test). Because of discomfort, the spica casts were altered in 3 patients (2 at week 1 and one at week 3).-
dc.description.abstractReduction of the hip in DDH results in an increased popliteal angle of >20 degree. This may be used to indicate the diagnosis and safe closed reduction.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAcetabulum-
dc.subject.meshArthrography-
dc.subject.meshCasts, Surgical-
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studies-
dc.subject.meshHip Dislocation, Congenital-
dc.subject.meshHip Joint-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshOrthopedic Procedures-
dc.subject.meshRange of Motion, Articular-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcome-
dc.titlePopliteal angle as an indicator for successful closed reduction of developmental dysplasia of the hip.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mid Western Regional Orthopaedic Hospital, Croom, Limerick, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)en
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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