Medial Open Reduction Study

Long-Term Functional Outcome in Patients with Developmental Dislocation of the Hip Treated by the Ferguson Medial Open Reduction

Protocol Description

This study reviews the long-term outcomes for individuals who were born with a dislocated hip and received a medial open reduction operation to position the hip into its socket and reduce the risk of future pain and disability associated with an untreated hip. This treatment was pioneered at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC by Albert Ferguson, MD, a world-renowned leader in orthopaedic surgery.

Eligibility Criteria

Adults of both genders who were recipients of a medial open reduction operation performed by Dr. Ferguson at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, will be asked to participate. Children’s is attempting to contact all of these patients for this follow-up study.

Participants will complete questionnaires regarding their general health and current symptoms related to osteoarthritis of the hip. In addition, patients will be asked to release medical record information including X-rays that are current within the last 5 years. Should current X-rays not be available, patients will be asked to have new X-rays taken.
Visits: 1 for X-ray if not done previously
Duration: 1 visit

Status: Open for Enrollment

Sources of Support
Pittsburgh Foundation Ferguson Grant
Ilizarov Fund
Children’s Pediatric Orthopaedics Fund

Primary Investigator(s)

W. Timothy Ward, MD

Contact Information

To get started, please contact:
Joanne A. Londino, RN, BSN

Last Update
January 2, 2014
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Last Update
January 2, 2014