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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: The path to minimizing instability in developmental dysplasia of the hip: is Capsulorrhaphy a necessity or a futile habit?

Patient Characteristics Frequency (%)
Age at the time of operation (in months)
 Mean ± S.D. (min–max) 37.5 ± 24.7 (18–96)
Age groups (in years)
  < 3 11 (61.1)
 3–6 5 (27.8)
  > 6 2 (11.1)
Sex
 Male 3 (16.7)
 Female 15 (83.3)
Type of surgery
 Salter Osteotomy 18 (100)
 Femoral Shortening 5 (27.8)
 Femoral derotational osteotomy None
Mean Medial Joint Space values
 Before Capsulorrhaphy (95% CI) 1.59 (1.12–2.05)
 After Capsulorrhaphy (95% CI) 0.76 (0.50–1.02)
 Before-After difference (95% CI) 0.83 (0.54–1.11)
 Power analysis value < 0.001