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World J Clin Cases. Mar 6, 2024; 12(7): 1320-1325
Published online Mar 6, 2024. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v12.i7.1320
Treatment of bilateral developmental dysplasia of the hip joint with an improved technique: A case report
Xing-Xing Yu, Jian-Ye Chen, Hong-Sheng Zhan, Ming-Da Liu, Yun-Fei Li, Yu-Yan Jia
Xing-Xing Yu, Jian-Ye Chen, Ming-Da Liu, Yun-Fei Li, College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changchun University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changchun 130117, Jilin Province, China
Hong-Sheng Zhan, Shi's Traumatology Medical Center, Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
Yu-Yan Jia, College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital of Changchun University of Chinese Medicine, Changchun 130021, Jilin Province, China
Co-first authors: Xing-Xing Yu and Jian-Ye Chen.
Author contributions: Yu XX and Chen JY wrote the paper; Liu MD and Li YF reviewed the literature related to this disease; Zhan HS collected the patient’s clinical data; Jia YY reviewed the paper. All the authors carefully examined the manuscript, put forward their opinions, and finally approved the manuscript. Yu XX and Chen JY are co-first authors. There are three main reasons for appointing the two authors as the co-first authors. First, the purpose of setting up co-first authors is to better control the quality of the manuscript and facilitate timely response to experts' questions. Second, all the authors agree to set up common first authors, because they have spent the same time and energy on this article. Finally, due to co-writing the manuscript, the article will be presented to readers more comprehensively and quickly. In a word, all the authors agree that they are the co-first authors, which also reflects the cooperative spirit of the whole team.
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Corresponding author: Yu-Yan Jia, MD, Doctor, College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital of Changchun University of Chinese Medicine, No. 1478 Gongnong Road, Changchun 130021, Jilin Province, China.
Received: November 1, 2023
Peer-review started: November 1, 2023
First decision: December 31, 2023
Revised: January 8, 2024
Accepted: February 5, 2024
Article in press: February 5, 2024
Published online: March 6, 2024
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Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a common osteoarticular deformity in pediatric orthopedics. A patient with bilateral DDH was diagnosed and treated using our improved technique "(powerful overturning acetabuloplasty)" combined with femoral rotational shortening osteotomy.


A 4-year-old girl who was diagnosed with bilateral DDH could not stand normally, and sought surgical treatment to solve the problem of double hip extension and standing. As this child had high dislocation of the hip joint and the acetabular index was high, we changed the traditional acetabuloplasty to "powerful turnover acetabuloplasty" combined with femoral rotation shortening osteotomy. During the short-term postoperative follow-up (1, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15 months), the child had no discomfort in her lower limbs. After the braces and internal fixation plates were removed, formal rehabilitation training was actively carried out.


Our "powerful overturning acetabuloplasty" combined with femoral rotational shortening osteotomy is feasible in the treatment of DDH in children. This technology may be widely used in the clinic.

Keywords: Developmental dysplasia of the hip, Improved technique, Case report

Core Tip: Developmental dysplasia of the hip is a common disease in children, which may be related to genetic, environmental, and mechanical factors. Because of the particularities of this case, a special surgical method was adopted. On the basis of traditional surgery, we made slight improvements to obtain a better curative effect.