Does THA Improve Social Status Among Turkish Women With Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip?

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MUTLU T. , DAŞAR U. , Bicimoglu A.

CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, cilt.476, ss.1696-1703, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 476 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/corr.0000000000000403
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1696-1703


Background In traditional societies, patients who reach adulthood with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) may be labeled "disabled" and may be considered "defective," causing them psychologic pain and problems with social interactions. In some patriarchal societies, women disproportionately experience these problems, because they may be seen as insufficient in terms of marriage and sexual intercourse owing to hip-related limitations, and they may be married through arranged marriages to people who also have disabilities. This patriarchal structure limits the ways women can engage in society and may lower their quality of life (QOL). The degree to which THA can improve the lives of women in these specific ways in a patriarchal culture has not, to our knowledge, been studied.