Developing a 3D navigation model for improving precision and success rates for treating developmental dysplasia of the hip in children
Dr Liping Wang
University of South Australia
Developmental dislocation of the hip (DDH) is a major cause of disabilities in children. Open surgery is often needed to re-shape (osteotomy) the hip socket/femoral head and move the femur back into place. DDH surgery is complex and can cause avascular necrosis and re-dislocation. Improving accuracy of DDH operation is a major challenge in paediatric orthopedics. Our pilot work achieved precise osteotomy with a 3D-printed navigation template. This project will further explore precise osteotomy methods, which can lead to individualized precise surgical methods of higher success rates for DDH.