[Characteristics in treatment of the hip in patients with Down syndrome].

  title={[Characteristics in treatment of the hip in patients with Down syndrome].},
  author={Christian D. Peterlein and Matthew Schiel and N. Timmesfeld and Markus Dietmar Schofer and Oliver Eberhardt and Thomas Wirth and Francisco J. Fernandez Fernandez},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie},
  volume={151 6},
BACKGROUND The treatment of hip instability in patients with Down syndrome is challenging. We have performed different pelvic osteotomies and corrections at the proximal femur for this indication. This retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcome of each intervention. MATERIAL AND METHODS All in all, 166 patients with Down syndrome were treated at our orthopaedic department in the observation period. Problems related to the hip joint were diagnosed in 63… CONTINUE READING