Case of the week – 12th May 2016

By | 11/05/2016



A 2-week old baby girl is referred to your clinic by the Paediatric team with  concerns regarding an audible clunk on movement of the right hip.

1) How might you manage this?

2) What is the Graf index and how does it help with the management of this condition?

3) Can you describe the different components of the Pavlik harness? When do you use it? How successful is it?

4) What are the possible contra-indications and risks of the Pavlik harness?