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The 2018 Nicolas Andry Award: The Evidence Base for the Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip The Iowa Contribution

Weinstein, Stuart, L., MD; Dolan, Lori, A., PhD; Morcuende, Jose, A., MD, PhD

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: May 2018 - Volume 476 - Issue 5 - p 1043–1051
doi: 10.1007/s11999.0000000000000164
Clinical Research

This review summarizes evidence developed at the University of Iowa concerning the management and outcomes of developmental dysplasia of the hip beginning with the observations and analyses of Dr Arthur Steindler in the early 1900s. The strong evidence-based practice tradition established by Steindler 100 years ago continues as we critically evaluate our procedures and patient outcomes, only altering approaches when warranted by strong personal and research evidence. Our practice continues to be conservative in that we strive to produce the best environment possible for the hip to develop on its own and operate only when less invasive methods have failed.

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA

L. A. Dolan, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA, email: lori-dolan@uiowa.edu

A note from the Editor-in-Chief: We are pleased to present to readers of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® the winner of this year’s Nicolas Andry Award. This award, presented by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®, highlights “…a body of musculoskeletal research that has significantly contributed to orthopaedic knowledge, and has been conducted and published over an extended period of time.” The reader will note at once that the format of this paper deviates from the rest of the Journal, which focuses on original research; Andry award papers often tell the story of a program, and we believe this is an important one. We welcome reader feedback on all of our articles, including award papers; please send your comments to .

One or more of the authors (SLW, LAD) have received funding for this work from the Estate of Herb and Nancy Townsend of Wilton, Iowa, and the Joan and Phill Berger Charitable Fund.

All ICMJE Conflict of Interest Forms for authors and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® editors and board members are on file with the publication and can be viewed on request.

Each author certifies that his or her institution approved the human protocol for this investigation and that all investigations were conducted in conformity with ethical principles of research.

Received August 29, 2017

Accepted December 15, 2017

© 2018 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins LWW
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