Infant Hip Examination Trainer
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) occurs in approximately 1 or 2 babies in 1,000. The Limbs & Things Infant Hip Exam Trainer has been designed to meet the specific requirements of healthcare professionals training to identify and diagnose DDH.
Limbs & Things worked with leading American paediatrician, Dr Joseph O. Lopreiato, a specialist in Simulation Education, and Elizabeth Weissbord, MA, CMI, to develop this infant hip simulation model.
This infant hip trainer comes with 2 interchangeable lower leg modules that allow trainees to identify the differences between normal and abnormal hip pathologies. The Lower Abnormal hip module’s range of motion gives trainees a realistic representation of the following:
- Dislocating a hip that is lax in the socket
- Relocating a hip that is dislocated from the socket, feeling the “clunk” as the procedure is completed
- Using the Galeazzi sign to identify the visual signs of DDH
- Using both the Ortolani Test and Barlow Manoeuvre on both hip pathologies
An infant torso module was included in the trainer to provide a weighted model that has greater stability when in use. It also increases realism over a simple lower leg module.